We will use these last two weeks to complete our research papers.
We will discuss chapters 15-17 of BNW PLEASE READ THEM and continue our discussion of morals and ethics
Kant on The Age of Enlightenment
“For enlightenment of this kind, all that is needed is freedom. And the freedom in question is the most innocuous form of all—freedom to make public use of one’s reason in all matters. But I hear on all sides the cry: Don’t argue!The officer says: Don’t argue, get on parade! The tax official: Don’t’ argue, pay! The clergyman: Don’t argue, believe!. . .All this means restrictions on freedom everywhere. But which sort of restriction prevents enlightenment, and which, instead of hindering it, can actually promote it? I reply: The public use of man’s reason must always be free, and it alone can bring about enlightenment among men; the private use of reason may quite often be very narrowly restricted, however, without undue hindrance to the progress of enlightenment. But by the public use of one’s own reason I mean that use which anyone may make of it as a man of learning addressing the entire reading public. What I term the private use of reason is that which a person may make of it in a particular civil post or office with which he is entrusted.”
The Principle of Utility vs Categorical Imperative.
Kantian Ethics https://prezi.com/ytlkpnm5sld0/copy-of-kantian-ethics/
Happiness and Virtue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6UQLiHB0k0
Overview of Utilitarianism
Trolley Problems and Moral Calculus