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Is Kant's Categorical Imperitive Fantasy?

Hambone
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6/24/2011 2:03:43 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Kant developed deontology essentially as a response to utilitarianism, the primary school of thought during his day. With the Categorical Imperative being one, unifying, objective end, I'd say that while it's a much nicer thought, it is unmanageable and impossible to implement, whereas utilitarianism is clearly flawed, but manageable and at least tangible enough to make necessary amendments to. Just seems to be a stretch.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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6/24/2011 3:24:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
lol@calculation of greatest good for greatest number. Interpersonal comparison of utility ftl.

Want something that isn't "Fantasy," try egoism.
It came to be at its height. It was commanded to command. It was a capital before its first stone was laid. It was a monument to the spirit of man.