PHL210Y - Tutorial March 15

PHL210Y - Tutorial March 15 - o We interpret the world...

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Kant Theoretical Philosophy: - Cognition of objects (metaphysics and epistemology) Applied Philosophy: - Actions (morals) Explained by: Groundwork: (what we’re studying) - The supreme principle of morality Metaphysics - A priori components of morality Applications: - Empirical part; what humans are like and how we behave Cognition of objects is structured by the cognizer. - We organize the information that we learn with our minds. - Subjectivity, but universality. - Experience mediated by the way you think. - The experiences of rational creatures are structured by our cognitive systems. Human cognition provides space and time to experience. Objects are not spacio-time located naturally, we structure them like that. - Time and space is a necessity of experience, it is a form of experience - We all have a shared rationality, so we will not interpret space-time differently 2 categories: - Form = Structure, not essence
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Unformatted text preview: o We interpret the world (give it the structure it has) include space-and-time aspects via shared rational cognition-Intuition = experience o We see the world in terms of causes and effects o Because we provide the cause and effect relationships by our own understanding, and not through induction, we really CAN understand causes and effects Morality:-Looks for an a priori moral-the categorical imperative o Universal law formulation o 3 others Humans can represent a will to themselves 2.-Chalk has no choice of its actions, humans can choose between actions-Will -> good? o Objects of will determine morality o The will must will the moral law itself o In accordance with the law, not merely for the sake of the law 1. Duties 2. Respect for oral law How do we decide what is moral though?-Reason dictates this itself-...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course PHL 210 taught by Professor Pickave/gombay during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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