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A Question and Kant, Durkheim and Causality

So for my current MLA course entitled “Meaning and Motive in the Social Sciences,” we’re reading Durkheim’s The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.  Upon reading the opening pages of the book, I was extremely skeptical almost immediately, mostly I think because of … Continue reading

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A Gauntlet

Anyone (I’m looking at you, Nates) care to defend Kant against these charges: http://schwitzsplinters.blogspot.com/2010/03/kant-on-killing-bastards-on.html I must confess that it’s hard to square conventional wisdom that Kant is one of if not the greatest moral philosopher ever with moral beliefs like … Continue reading

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Uncle’s Dream (and the Kant issue resolved!)

[Resuming the Dostoevsky-Frank reading project after a 14 day hiatus] After Dostoevsky finished his Siberian prison term, he was transferred into the military, and lived a life that was at least nominally more free than that while in actual captivity.  He … Continue reading

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