Category: Kant

Mommy has a license to kill, Kant said so

Posted by luno in abortion, Hobbes, female criminality, capital punishment, marriage, Kant, Deontology, sex differences, Weininger (Monday August 22, 2005 at 1:20 pm)
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Why mother’s may kill, but governments may not…

Weininger’s misogyny (or what we talk about when we talk about hate)

Posted by iaia in Moral Consciousness, philosophical hatred, sex differences, Deontology, feminism, Kant, Weininger (Wednesday August 3, 2005 at 1:26 pm)
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Was Otto Weininger a misogynist? Or are we missing something?

Clearing logical space…

Posted by luno in sex differences, Kant, feminism, Moral Theory, Weininger (Friday June 10, 2005 at 8:14 pm)
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I have therefore found it necessary to deny knowledge, in order to make room for faith. [Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, Kemp Smith trans., p. 29.]
Similarly Weininger created the logical space for a feminine morality—in fact, an entire feminine experience of life or moral phenomenology—in delineating what precisely was male and what was not. This […]

The serpent and the dove

Posted by luno in Moral Consciousness, Kant, General (Thursday June 9, 2005 at 9:42 pm)
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Innocence is indeed a glorious thing; only, on the other [405] hand, it is very sad that it cannot well maintain itself and is easily seduced. [Kant, Fundamental Principles of a Metaphysics of Morals, First Section, par. 20 (Abbott trans., pp. 404-5).]
But how can we admire innocence? The fact is we can’t. Or, turning […]

Mother’s knee

Posted by luno in Locke, sex differences, Kant, Moral Theory, General (Thursday June 9, 2005 at 8:18 pm)
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How men commonly come by their principles. This, however strange it may seem, is that which every day’s experience confirms; and will not, perhaps, appear so wonderful, if we consider the ways and steps by which it is brought about; and how really it may come to pass, that doctrines that have been derived from […]

Cockroaches and Balloons:
Weiningerian Reactions to a Distractionist

Posted by luno in Hume, Mill, J. S., male criminality, Kant, feminism, Weininger, Moral Theory, General (Saturday December 4, 2004 at 8:00 am)
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In the following oblique philosophical rant, occasioned by nihilist/distractionist George (whose views can seem bleaker even than Luno’s), Luno reveals his own lively obsession with dividing up the moral world in two, one part governed by a feminine, the other by a (you guessed it!) masculine imperative. —Ed. note.
 
(Distractionist) GEORGE:
It would seem any moral theory […]

Cockroaches and Balloons:
Weiningerian Reactions to a Distractionist, ii

Posted by luno in Mill, J. S., male criminality, Kant, feminism, Weininger, Moral Theory, General (Saturday December 4, 2004 at 7:12 am)
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[back to part i]
GEORGE:
Ultimately, what possible difference could it make to understand why Weininger did what he did…or to speculate on What It Means? If [Luno] were sitting in a doctor’s office listening to her explain to him why he only has a few days to live…would he be thinking about Weininger’s suicide?
Actually, I […]

 
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