Category: Moral Consciousness

Types of integrity

Posted by luno in sex differences, Moral Consciousness, Deontology, Utilitarianism, feminism, Moral Theory (Thursday January 4, 2007 at 1:18 pm)
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Notes on Cheshire Calhoun,“Standing for Something.”
[Against the background of some contemporary conceptions of integrity as a virtue, Calhoun will argue that this virtue, whatever private merit it may have, is in the end a “master” social virtue not only because of its deployment of so many other virtues but because of its critical role in […]

Hitler’s “favorite Jew”

Posted by luno in anti-Semitism, philosophical hatred, Moral Consciousness, Weininger (Monday March 27, 2006 at 2:30 pm)
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Notes on:
Brigitte Hamann, Hitler’s Vienna: A Dictator’s Apprenticeship
Of Weininger: “a profoundly unhappy man of great integrity who perished of his own philosophy.”
Weininger’s moral climate: Jews were associated with the “sexual permissiveness glorified by Viennese modernism.” [See “Damned if we do…” for more on why.]
They were thought of as uncreative and parasitical, ideas documented in Richard […]

“Rough sex,” self-hate, and truth tables

Notes on:
Arthur Evans, “The Logic of Homophobia”
Evans presents a common and severe view of Weininger, and blithely extends it to Wittgenstein—certainly, a kindred spirit. He seems inclined to take Weininger’s misogyny at face value and links it to a certain excessive philologian tendency, finding both equally irredeemable. Though Evans charges Weininger, somewhat unimaginatively, with all […]

A dubious internalist assumption

Posted by luno in epistemology, Moral Consciousness, Deontology, Kant (Friday December 23, 2005 at 2:54 pm)
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Notes on:
Matthias Steup, “A Defense of Internalism”
Steup takes “internalism to be the view that J-factors [things that make beliefs justified or not] must be directly recognizable, that is recognizable on reflection.” The idea is that if one has available now, or could deduce from what is available now, information to justify a belief then one […]

A “sifting humour”

Posted by luno in Moral Consciousness, epistemology, Deontology, Hume, Kant, Moral Theory (Saturday October 15, 2005 at 1:28 pm)
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Certain analogies between moral and epistemological problems

Moral sentiment

Posted by luno in Moral Consciousness, aesthetics, Moral Sentiment, sex differences, Moral Theory, Kant, Weininger (Thursday September 8, 2005 at 12:47 pm)
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Reactions to Robert C. Solomon’s views on sentimentality

Henids and the doxic life

Posted by luno in aesthetics, henids, Moral Consciousness, Moral Sentiment, sex differences, Weininger (Wednesday August 31, 2005 at 1:29 pm)
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Cognitive emotions and Weininger’s henids

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?

fear of the most unworthy

Posted by luno in Nietzsche, Moral Consciousness, Weininger (Saturday July 23, 2005 at 1:22 pm)
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Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1889, Kaufmann translation, “Skirmishes of an Untimely Man”, sec. 46:
Here the view is free.— It may be nobility of the soul [Höhe der Seele] when a philosopher is silent, it may be love when he contradicts himself; and he who has knowledge maybe polite enough to lie. It has been […]

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 […]

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