15. Wednesday, November 2, 2011

15. Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - KANT . see slides for...

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KANT .... see slides for beginning of lecture! Reason and Ethics: Analytic: predicate contained in subject Synthetic: predicate not contained in subject A priori: known through reason alone A posteriori: known through experience alone Analytic Synthetic A PRIORI Logic Ethics - morals and metaphysics are synthetic because if it were analytically true (you understood the concepts of right/ wrong and good/ bad) then everyone would have an immediate grasp of this knowledge (like A=A) A POSTERIORI DNE (does not exist) Empirical knowledge - you do not need a particular experience in the world to understand moral law - everyone can be held to the moral law - the moral law is the same for all rational agents and they can all access it in the same way, so that they can be held to it Ends and Means: Means - Hypothetical - Instrumental: - ex: taking PHL275 is a means to getting a philosophy credit - Hypothetically, if you want to take a 300-level ethics course, take PHL275 - If getting a credit is good, taking PHL275 is
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