Kant’s Moral Philosophy – Blog

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Jason Cherry
It’s amazing how Prof. Sugrue can take a subject like the Kantiean view of ethics and break it down in a way anyone can understand. Like Einstein once said “If you can’t explain a subject to a six year old then you don’t understand the subject yourself.” I think Professor Sugrue could explain all of these lectures to a class of six year olds and they would completely understand it, sadly I’m still wrapping my mind around the lecture but I understand the importance of Kants view and why we need to apply it in every decision we make. Thank you once again for the lecture Professor.
Star Haze
One of the best lectures yet. It cannot be overstated how important Kant’s conception of the Categorical Imperative was towards shaping the world of Ethical Philosophy post-Enlightenment.
That Time Stamp Guy
0:28 Philosophy of The Enlightment Reaction to Hume Hume – Good is what pleases me Ethics is just opinion 2:28 Religious Pious Kant, German Protestants, Solemn 3:18 Feelings are different from 1 person to another, FEELINGS VARY, e.g. ETHICS VARY, e.g. RIGHT AND WRONG VARY Kant – ACKT 5:04 Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals 5:40 wishing to become The Newton of Morals The World is 2 World of Sense, Phenomina World of Forms, Pneumina 7:23 What are the Rules of Morals? Newton’s World is Not Free Man Is Machine, Bounced by Force 9:51 Universal Law. TRUE here there EVERYWHERE CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE Good Will 11:01 Departing from Hume Hume cares not about Intention Kant wishes to care about Intention 13:00 Intention has a place in legal penalty 13:44 Categorical Imperative 14:07 Reason is a Slave of Passions Reason is an instrument Wants come from elsewhere 15:50 Reason cannot be anything more than an instrument 16:36 Hypothetical Imperative • Specific to you in your specific circumstance If want….Then do…. 17:33 Categorical Imperative Do This, no Ifs or personal wants 18:54 Act so that your action can be Universalized 1. People recognize rules 2. People can improve their morals 20:02 When we do wrong, we want to create exceptions for ME Don’t behave Irrationaly Behave rationally Live up to the rules Maturity, love virtue 24:41 Be More than That Which Desires Responsible Moral Agents 27:27 Politics FROM Morals Leave the state of nature Form the Social Contract
Amazing, it’s incredible how he explains such complex ideas in 45min!
Carl Swenson
no notes, no slides, no b.s. Dr. Sugrue, you are one of the most talented orators of our time. Mega cap doff to you sir.
I have never been teached like this before.. I had a lot of great teachers but i still needed to do a lot of self study. I understood everything he said in one single watch, very few people teachers can achieve that and that too without opening a single paper. I wonder how much he had to study to reach this point.
Tracy A. Williams Literature
this man is magnificent… to repeat: I feel as if I have struck gold!
Alexander Nay
Prof. Sugrue — I love your lectures. I really think that, in the world, there is everything, if we would and will go there. I look forward to returning to this, and listening.
Maya Gopinathan
Thank you for this GOLD! Your work is absolutely phenomenal, or rather noumenal (eternal)! Respect 🙏
Samir Hossain
Dr. Sugrue’s lectures are absolutely phenomenal! I hope there will be more of your videos soon. Thank you for uploading.
Colleen Cupido
A profound lecture when Professor Sugrue does the impossible- he makes Kant easy to understand. My college philosophy teacher told me of his own Professor, back in the day, gave him two pages of Kant to read, and told him to highlight with a marker what he didn’t understand. After reading the 2 pages, he told me only one sentence Did Not get highlighted. Now, I have seen frequently for a half year now, viewers praising Prof. Sugrue’s lecture on Marcus Aurelius to the skies. Nothing wrong with that. But I have seen NO comment praising his lecture on Kant. This seems to me hypocritical, because Stoicism is premised on the concept of Virtue, and striving after it as a mean of self-respect. While this Kant lecture is the near- ultimate in logically defining the concept of Virtue. So why so few viewers?
Red Dragon
This channel/lecturer is a gold mine, a treasure trove, of Knowledge.
Geetika G
A feast for the eyes and ears ❤️ Hope you are doing well Dr Sugrue!
Veni - Vidi - Vici
I have been watching all the videos for the love of philosophy and this is music to my ears, please upload more of Dr Michaels work.
Nut Case
Excellent lecture, I learned a lot about a difficult subject and that’s what our education is all about. Thanks
Mathew Brown
These lectures are exceptional. Thank you for posting Dr. Sugrue!
Fernando Risso
I have been watching a lot of your videos recently and i must say that not one of them has disapoint me so far, your great at what you do, and i want to thank you for giving us this wonderfull content for free!. Greetings from argentina
I am becoming addicted to this channel, it resumes all books I read and thought understood, thank you a million times.
Kia Sh
Which english translation would you recommend for “Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals” Thanks a lot for these videos, God bless you! ❤️
Just found you channel, professor. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and perspective. You are a great teacher and orator.
Jef V.
Great lecture! The teacher rattles on in difficult vocabulary, but it doesn’t matter because he knows what he is talking about, does it captivatingly and transfers the most important knowledge. And that’s how you fascinate the audience. Thank you!
This is brilliant, you are an excellent communicater. Are these videos new or old.
Such a pleasure listening to these lectures
Artie Lane
Great content, and one of the few channels I now subscribe to. Dr. Sugrue was a great help to me in both my undergraduate and graduate studies up here in Canada – his ‘Plato, Socrates and the Dialogues’ Great Courses audio book was on constant play-back for me during those years, but these videos take learning to another level for me.
Mr. Griswold
Great explanation of the topic at hand. Understandable by the beginner, too.
I wish we could hear Dr. Sugrue’s lecture on Kant’s epistemology. Still impressive, by all means.
Conor Mccloskey
I have truly never seen a teacher as sharp as Dr Sugrue
C Spinks
Finally! Someone explained the categorical imperative in a way I could understand!
Roy Bread
Seen a whole lot of these by now. Fantastic lecturer.
Swapnil Sreemani
Reading up on Kant, the timing couldn’t have been better! Thank you
That was a great presentation, and a I really enjoyed the pace and structure of the lecture, although the sophisticated and precise way he speaks, and his impressive but sometimes although a bit arbitrary and exhausted vocabulary.
Dallin Whitmer
Shout out to Dr. Sugrue here for making this content free and accessible, in chat I think an act of following the categorical imperative.
Semih Orbay
thank you, lecture is amazing
thank you soooo much for the upload these lectures are great
Arsalan Ahmad
Moral Universality . Two words I take from this lacture… excellent video
The JD Nicoll Band
It would be really cool to have these lectured ordered chronologically. Is there a list somewhere?
So much information in 43 Minutes. This men’s knowledge and articulation skills are very impressive.
Erius Houston
2:23 OMG less than three minutes in, and Michael has my brain wrapped around Kant and Hume after 65 years of ignorance. ☯️🕉✡️☸️✝️☪️♒️
Hashim Puthiyakath
woow. great lecture. Really loved your presentation.
Cory Befus
What a gift, this is fantastic…
sana mir
Thank you so much for this lecture
Codex Films
What do you think Kant’s answer to the “trolley problem” would be? My undergraduate professor wasn’t too sure and it’s something I’ve always wondered. Thanks for the wonderful lectures!
MR. Phoenix
Quelle vidéo intéressant. Je en désaccord avec certaines des idées de Kant, mais je suis reconnaissant pour vous, professeur.
Alex Constantinou
Did a psychology exam and referenced Kant’s moral philosophy. I wish I had seen this earlier. Such a great mind!
Someguy Overthere
A very excellent overview. Very well done.
How’s Dr.Sugrue doing now. Want to hear him do atleast a small new video on this channel ..fan from Sri Lanka
Mark Buckingham
This channel really should have more subscribers!!
Gail Spurlock
Thanks for this clear explanation.
night of the world
8:44 Kant’s moral inquisition “Human beings are essentially elaborate soft machines, they’re internal clockworks that do what they do because they have to. Since that’s the nature of the universe as a whole once we adopt Newtonian mechanics as an architectonic perspective on the world—this is what bothers Kant. He says if we live in an entirely determined world of bodies moving through space well then what does it mean to say that this is a good action or that’s a bad action? It simply says that I like this action or that I don’t like that action, it relativizes moral judgment, it subjectivizes moral judgment. It essentially says that there are no moral facts that there are only moral opinions and that the aggregate (the rough generalizations about most moral opinions) are what we call good and evil […] What it does is relativize and subjectivize ethics, turn moral judgement into what Kant calls, a wretched anthropology.”
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Impecable presentation!
Thomas De Quincey
Kant codified what we already knew and challenged us with it.
Thanks for posting Doc! Philosophy allows us to live a richer fuller life.
night of the world
6:15 Kant: Newton of the moral world “Kant is a metaphysical thinker. What I mean by metaphysical thinker is a thinker that splits the cosmos; splits the world into two parts. This is somewhat analogous to the distinction Plato makes in the Divided Line, between the world of sense and the world of the forms —some world outside of space and time. Kant believes that there’s some similar distinction in ontology—there’s a noumenal world and a phenomenal world.”
Charles Justice
“The kind of thing that we teach to six year olds every day.” Exactly!
Duane Nielsen
“There is nothing easier to improve than other peoples morals.”
Sqorch Presents
Right now Kant is my favorite philosopher. He caught my attention with his Transcendental Idealism, it’s so fascinating to me. And now I’m learning about Categorical Imperatives, which I might not agree with 100%, but it’s still relevant in majority situations. I applaud Dr. Sugrue for explaining things so clearly. And he literally lectured for 45 minutes straight by memory that’s how well he knows this topic.
sikander dube
My favourite professor.
Fascinating lecture! So it seems Kant’s Categorical Imperative is the Enlightenment philosophy’s secular rebranding of the Golden Rule – ‘…do unto others…’ (Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:36).
Anas Shahari
Best lecture! Does Dr. Surgue have a lecture on the theories of Habermas?
david fost
I’m always looking for new interesting lectures on Psychology/Philosophy, please let me know if you guys have any recommendations, would be highly appreciated
Ottavio Colombo
Nice account of Kant’s moral philosophy and effective presentation. I only wonder to what extent is true that his is an attempt to translate Judeo-Christian morals in a rational format. First of all, as far as I know christian religion was born out of a contrast with Judaic religion and the universalistic love trait is mostly Christian. Secondly, and more importantly, was really Kant a religious believer? I think there are many hints, disguised enough to protect him from at the time active censorship, that he actually despised religion. The attempt of developing an objective moral criterion is not necessarily related with religion; the idea that we share a common psychological bedrock that allows to generalize the affective value of actions is rather intuitive and pairs with his simultaneous belief that our experiences rest on a common perceptual-logical framework given by space-time plus categories. Both on the moral field and on the experiential field he disagrees with Hume and on both fields the argument is the same: experience is objective, whether it’s active behavior of passive knowledge. I think neuroscience provides some evidence that supports Kant’s view and allows to discard as pathological Hume’s one…
Your lecture on Marcus Aurelius is one of the best YT vids EVER.
Kants’s achievement seems to be exactly what Dr Sugrue ends on. We choose to believe in the morality and that is Kants vital component, belief. but that doesn’t contradict with Hume’s feeling origin of morals. They are both right. Moral conscience is a question of feeling and belief. They both utilized reason but morality is clearly beyond the limits of reason. If it was then moral laws could be overtly expressed and the “good will” would be defined through intellect. Reason tells you how make moral judgement but not why. Love these videos!
Leroux van der Hoven
Excellent. Thank you. However, what is confusing (as a new student of philosophy) is that so much credit is given to Kant for his contribution in formulating the Categorical Imperative, but to me it sounds remarkably similar to Jesus’s teaching: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” Why do Kant get all the credit? I’m genuinely curious….
Om Prakash
Amazing articulation
Ministry of Truth
I’ve always considered Kant’s moral imperative to be sophmoric. For a guy who contributes a lot to philosophy he simply got stuck in this area to have a consistent and coherent philosophy.
Ashutosh Singh
Please arrange all your lectures in to playlists
It seems what Kant calls hypothetical vs categorical imperatives would better be described as conditional vs unconditional imperatives. And Kant is apparently unsettled by Hume’s idea that all imperatives are conditional. So Kant seems to merely assert and describe an unconditional imperative without first proving that it actually objectively exists. He expects us to accept his idea of an unconditional imperative merely because he wants it to be so. This is an excellent lecture but if it accurately presents the ideas of Kant then it leaves me very unimpressed by Kant.
Been waiting for this one.. finally out let’s go!!!
max spencer
This man is just so articulated and a sort of genius in dismantling complex , dry , monotonous philosophy for someone who isn’t expertise in the field . thanks sir
Suning Chen
Wow, I wonder why there is no contemporary depiction for Kant such as a biopic, I really wanna see one, Immanuel Kant is such a great man.
Fyb Drilltime
My new hobby exploring things I’ve never even thought about it’s so satisfying
night of the world
So Kant’s distinction between “hypothetical imperative” and “categorical imperative” is essentially cutting the IF statement off of the hypothetical imperative (if thirsty, then drink). The categorical would be like a “demand from above” right—a sort of divine law/supreme injunction that we must obey.
Siebe Albers
14:12 reason is a slave of the passions; reason is an instrument to satisfy desires; desires are not rationally determined 34:37 For plato the man is metafoor for republic
Andy Taylor
Thank you professor
Ramesh Ramakrishnan Iyer
Fig leaf = Human – So Elegant. WOW. One of your best lectures Dr Sugrue. So much to learn . Incredibly useful.
This lecture is categorically imperative!
Iraqi Sailor
He really likes kant 😁, the first philosopher that hadn’t been criticized in these lectures.
Such an awesome speaker. And Love your profile pic!!
Pablo A
Incredibly engaging speaker. Great discovery. The Jordan Peterson of philosophy…
Jinu John
Thank you waiting for this lecture
thank you foarte mult!
i got to the end of this lecture and never once grew bored or felt that it dragged on. with a lecture of this length and material of this depth, that is quite the notable achievement.
Synapsid Digital
Thank you Dr. Sugrue
Daniel Pincus
I’m sure I’m not the only viewer out here who wishes that the time the dates and venues of these lectures would be clearly stated. I’ve rarely run across a personality with an online presence about whom dates of anything are not available.
Kevin Rombouts
All Kant has done has reminded us all of the Golden Rule which appears in all the major world religions. We teach it to our children because deep down we kniw to ignore it harms human flourishing on an individual, societal and international basis. It’s ” common sense”. What’s the big deal? People don’t want to believe it but they are afraid that it may point to God’s imprint upon us all as creatures made in God’s image. Hume and Nietzsche can try and argue around and away from it but in a deep place IF THEY ARE HONEST, they will know they are lying.
Duncan Morin
I Kant believe how good this channel is
sebold Daniel
Kant was the first to suggest that spiral nebulas were universes of their own (galaxies). That is far more important than serving religion.
Vincent Jasper
The interpretation of the categorical imperative as a reformulation of the “golden rule” misses the whole point. Kant explicitly argued against this. If you just act a certain way because you want others to treat you the same, you still act out of a selfish desire. When you follow the categorical imperative, you act in a way, where you could want the underlying maxime of your action to be a universal law, independetly of that universal law being of any benefit to yourself. The famous example of the friend who hides from the murderer shows this: I dont want others to tell the truth to a murderer when i am hiding from one, yet i should still do it myself.
Enjoyed this one
night of the world
10:55 “The intention of your action is the standard by which we are going to judge it.” Now.. to discern naive intentions and overt negligence.
Tim Polidor
Been waiting for this
Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.
The humor portion of this lecture: 19:19
I am a beast who will feed himself to the point of vomit and piss, yet here I am, fully embracing these lectures, I sit beside you my friend, soaked in piss, questioning my bowl movements, rubbing ones chin, agreeing with the basic sensible sentiments, forever being a degenerate never questioning why, always ignorant, always comfortable.
Rajarshi Ghoshal
Wow, I finally found the perfect channel in youtube
harle nock
Hume’s hypothetical categories, or “if”s, are replaced with “what if”s in Kantian imperative categories. This does not make the question of ethics ‘universal’ but rather a choice of a different language game. Both Hume’s ‘natural’ and Kant’s ‘divine’ concepts, and their various combinations with the concept of ‘rational’, are linguistic axioms, so their validity can only be established by a form of acceptance within a given historical, cultural or conditional society. Good lecture nevertheless.
Brent Neenan
When will they post a new one?
“Coelum stellatum supra me, lex moralis intra me”. Kant never admits the existance of God’s revelation as well as the fact that God creates the universe and human. Then do the universe and moral law exist by themselves without the GREAT CREATOR ? Very nice lecture, thanks very much for the insight, Professor Michael Sugrue.
Michael K
To be a moral relativist is to be completely insane. How hard is it to understand for some people that stealing, killing, beating, raping, cheating, stalking etc is objectively immoral? If it is not obvious for someone then he is completely sick in his mind and soul. Absolute peak of insanity.
Animal Robot
that was great. thanks
Stephen Molinari
My Categorical Imperative for understanding a particular philosophy is to watch one of Dr. Sugrue’s videos on the subject.
Blaine Brownrigg
Always remember his theory because of its objection…the inquiring murderer.
Sonar Bangla
Do unto others as you expect others to do unto you, endorsed by all subsequent thinkers/prophets. 11,000 years ago Krishna solved the moral issue discussed in this video, in the name of Christianity, since Jesus learned it while he was visiting India. Before him Buddha endorsed it. Mentioned in Mahabharata, it was endorsed by the Kuru, who destroyed Krishna’s Yadava tribe after Kurukshetra war 1500-1200 bc.
Kants writing is all but opaque, like Hegel and Derrida, I find for these philosophers it is better to understand them through the voice of others who have suffered through the tedium of analyzing their work than it is to slam one’s own head into the wall that is their writing unguided.
wow, i can’t beleive things like this are free! not complaining though…
Matthew C.
what year were these videos recorded? It has like strong late 80s vibes
Instant sub. Thank you.
Robert Wilks
Kant’s categorical imperative sounds a lot like the Golden Rule.
Would Kant have believed that higher morality would prevail and merge the world into a monoculture, a kind of inevitable “Heat death of human cultures” as humanity as a whole becomes a single moral agent? Or would diversity and compromise always push back and cause conflict that prevents a true League of All Nations? Should we value different cultures with their flaws or seek to correct them according to this philosophy? It’s something I think about a lot – If some cultures are delivering both right and wrong ideas, then certainly all of them are due to human fallibility, I think – but I think from what was said in this video that Kant believes there is a correct culture for everyone. Anyways, thank you for the video, and I’ll definitely be watching more of these.
Peter Babicki
It does seem like low hanging fruit; a mob boss murdering someone – because we live in a society that condemns murder. Let’s say I want to become a carpenter. I don’t want everyone else to become a carpenter, because society would collapse. Should I not become a carpenter? I can even tackle the murder one. I might murder someone, a rapist perhaps, and say that if I were doing what they were doing, I’d want someone to murder me too. Perhaps I’ve missed something. I appreciate the lecture all the same. These videos are fantastic.
00:35:55 🎶 For he’s a jolly good fellow 🎶
13:20 No, it still will be a criminal act by most countries law, as a criminal negligence or culpable negligence. And IMO most types of endangerments are morally wrong. There might even be a subconscious intention to case harm.
John M
‘if you want a hamburger, go to Burger King’ – this is what we really came here to learn
John F
“Monty you terrible Kant” is a famous quote from Withnail & I.
Charles Edward Andrew Lincoln IV
Do others have links to the quotations mentioned here? Such as from Gutenberg online?
L'or Noir
Listen to this video without watching the screen, and notice how similar he sounds to Rodney Mullen 🤯
Spilka Furtseva
Johnny, what if everyone just transgressed the categorical imperative ?
Tooth & Fang
Legit need to slow this down to 0.75 playback speed. Sugrue becomes so excited on his content.
Alex V
Such a good kant
Teacher – What if everybody did that? Johnny – Than I would be pretty stupid not to do it, wouldn’t I?
Kant was trying to retrofit Christian ideals to morality. He had an ulterior motive and not acting unbiased. The categorical imperative is a last ditch effort to revive the power of the church and its authority on the average man. Long live Hume!
Jack Taylor
Everytime i hear about kants philosophy the more i realize he was just a spiteful theologist trying to justify his obsession with gods morals using post hoc.
First Al
Kants moral theory is common sensical. Humes view is just taking an idea ( real it may be ) to an absurd length
Sage Sarabia
This geek makes his parents proud.
Jon Martin
Send this man to Joe Rogan
Paul Marr
deeper than the Mariana Trench. Human thought is undefeated
Fyb Drilltime
It got real around the 21 minute mark lol
Amazing speech. I have to say, I want everyone to stop paying taxes, so that the governments of the world will grind to a halt.
Take a shot every time something bothers Kant. You won’t survive ten minutes
Jordan Washington
Making simple things complicated and then simple again. Do unto others.
Pablo A
I wonder what Prof. Sugrue would think of the objectivist position on Kant. ‘One of Kant’s major goals was to save religion (including the essence of religious morality) from the onslaughts of science. His system represents a massive effort to raise the principles of Platonism, in a somewhat altered form, once again to a position of commanding authority over Western culture.’ Leonard Peikoff.
Faramarz Motamedian
Hi everyone, Does eny one knows the date and place of the lecture?
Theo Hirsch
2 points. 1) We may not have free will. The universe may be deterministic, but for us to say that, we would have to accept that we were inevitably bound to arrive at that conclusion. If we were inevitably bound to arrive at that conclusion, then we would have lacked he potential to perform a test that could have distinguished between it being an inevitable conclusion that is RATIONAL and an inevitable conclusion that isn’t rational but only appears to be). This doesn’t eliminate determinism, but it does prove that it is logically invalid to call any conclusion “rational” because there in the deterministic universe “rational” is a superfluous adjective regarding an inevitable conclusion, and therefore it is not allowed to be used, according to the logical rules that we have about unfalsifiable claims, and superfluous appellations. 2) If the multi-words view of the universe is explored, there can be free will without affecting the materialistic determinism of the multiverse. A “free will choice” occurring at a given instant of time could have the result of simply steering an individual into one reality among all of the multiple worlds that are adjacent. Whether the universe that we observe flows into one or another of a set of equally allowed worlds is absolutely not contingent on the physical state of the universe at the point of the choice. Therefore, the multi worlds concept is a materialistic model when all possibilities are viewed as a continuum, but it is not materialistic regarding the path that your conscious mind follows. The path of consciousness is not materialistically deterministic even though the sum of the paths may be.
Allen Anderson
Holy crap. Morality isn’t a philosophy. It’s an inheritance.
Came here to watch this after reading “On the Metaphysics of Morals” because it seemed to be just awful, nonsensical philosophy and I figured I’d misunderstood. Nope, turns out, Kant was just way too biased to understand that he was building his philosophy on his own emotions and beliefs.
Now where was this when I was taking Philosophy 101
Jack Teare
In the ” mafia hitman. ” Does he not justify his actions by believing he has the moral high ground. The person that they are dispensing with are morally bankrupt and he is providing a service? Will in the back of his mind also be ” he who lives by the sword dies by the sword ” in the knowledge he could be taken out at anytime?
Maxwell McIsaac
I do agree Kant gave input, but arguably the greatest of the German Idealist thinkers? Hegel produces a much deeper logic system that actually does kill the gap between Continental and Analytical philosophy.
Nathan Thomas
I have always hated system-philosophers for this reason. Newtonian physics requires a constant speed of light. The speed of light is different when over an extreme concentration of lead. The speed of light is different over Africa so Kantian morality is different there too
Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.
Plato often tried out his ideas before his dog Pluto.
Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.
No, but if you hit him with the brick there will still be a lawsuit no matter what the intention.
Don Lemon
There’s guys like this. Then there’s woke Karen’s who are like “I think everyone should just do what makes them happy”.
Healer Lee
Anyone know the intro song? i keep coming back for it
Eulices Nicot
This discussion was great… but the saliva sounds make both Jung and Kant agree on immoral acts.
Joe McFarland
Philosophy: the study of making up problems
publius ovidius
Problem is that all social animals follow rules and show certain restraints of behavior in certain situations. If there are too many rule breakers the evolutionary fitness of the social species is weakened. Humans are not special in that regard. The major difference is they can rationalize about it. Another problem is the degree of unconscious factors that are being shown to seriously curtail the idea of human freedom of choice. So many of the underpinnings of Kant and Christian ethics are delusional.
Justin Levy
So Kant is largely treat others as you’d like to be treated.
I shouldn’t have clicked on this at 3AM… it’s far too interesting to click away from…
Michael Kean
29:00 humans, dolphins and bonobos are the only animals that do it for pleasure, so how does curbing the appetite “seperate us from the animals.”? If anything it makes us more like them.
I feel sorry for the cameraman…
RP McCabe
Hume is right. The only thing Kant doesn’t understand is the utility of religion. Ironically, you can’t fully believe in it if you understand it as a utility. Memes and genes.
Carefully Considered
I don’t understand why Kant believes noumena exist. How does he know? What does it even mean?
Daniela Alarcon
Es difícil encontrar un comentario que no sea de asombro por la existencia del video
George Tufeanu
Talking about morals of Woodrow Wilson ! The speaker talk about president’s moral values and his wish to apply Kantian laws. Well, maybe he doesn’t know or forget that Wilson drag US in WW I and this was done quite in a hurry almost surprising for everybody as he turned his way from the will of freedom to the quick pursuit to war. It’s now well known that he was blackmailed with his ex relation to a woman, into agreeing going to war ! So much about Woodrow Wilson categorical Imperative and his moral values !
Trash_ VTEC
That intro music go hard 🔥on bro n nem.
Casey Crowe
But isn’t the teacher acting heteronomously by telling Johnny to give the toy back, giving lip service to Kantian ethics (Golden rule), because what he actually wants is peace and quiet, a low stress job with well-behaved kids? By training our kids in Kantian ethics, aren’t we slaves to our passions—in the case, the emotional desire for the calm and inner peace of well-behaved kids who don’t fight? So, final question, was Hume right all along—is reason a slave to passion and impulse? 😏😏
Justin Case
Where are these intellectuals on today’s topics that threaten to take awsy people’s liberties and freedoms. It seems these experts in foundations of ethics are drowned out or not speaking out the forces that undermine the progress in rights and freedoms. Why is that? Are these intellectuals censored, ignored or are they content to merely blather on about these topics to students and nothing else outside of academia? Either way good to see this is widely available.
Quantum Fizzics
To not treat others as just a means to an end, but as the end.
Aaron Matzkin
Negligent homicide, or involuntary manslaughter is a criminal charge brought against a person who, through criminal negligence, allows another person to die. No intent, but the person who left the brick on the ledge, or the one that knocked it over may be criminally liable for the death of the victim according to US statutes.
watson Black
Kant was wrong tho. as was hume. morals can’t come from reason ultimately
Dean Hettig
To say without an income tax the government would cease to exist is a very irrational thing to say… bad example but great presentation overall 😉
Drog .NDTrax
The mediocre summaries wouldn’t be as bad if they weren’t littered with meaningless and irrelevant asides about “German writers being more forbidding” or other such stupidities.
Purple Top Turnip
I tried…I couldn’t…🙏 It’s wierd, it’s like just when I’m getting bored, he grabs me…
Saim Bhat
Ironically, I don’t think kant’s idea gives way for universal moral system, but in fact gives way for moral relativity like anything else. Say a group of people who believe in concepts like social Darwinism, and believes that the fittest group (In sense of those people able to subjugate others are right to do so), they do actually follow kant’s categorical imperative, though it is not the type of morality which kant wants
Almost sounds like Carl Sagan if you close your eyes.
Dylan Kinzer
get this man a glass of water
Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.
If you want x, y, and z, then wait for Santa Claus.
Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.
Some morals taste better than others.
Because the Internet
Emmanuel Kant was a real pissant, who was rarely ever stable
Jarrod Yuki
it should be against international law to teach kant philosophy his grave must be destroyed and he must be erased from history. his ideology is even worse than nazism.
Jarrod Yuki
1. deontologists are my worst enemy 2. globalists are second.
Spilka Furtseva
Johnny hasn’t even read Kant.
Pankaj Dey
You kant ignore his lectures.
Walter Shobchak was right.
Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.
What about the child who breaks the toy before giving it back?
First Al
Or reason reason tell you to go to Starbucks and steal someone’s coffee in the counter
Jetstream Sam
is that american comedian Adam Friedland?
Michael Jones
I Kant understand this
Wainda Youngthain
I have never seen any living days of no change since it’s the democratic supposed to be in no way out, there are ways of manipulation and lies 😔, how’s freedom ? On self prevention with laws advantageous for self opinion☹️.
ninstar 81
Mutuality of the micro and macro psyche?
Why do we need free will for the categorical imperative to work ?
I think Kant was kool.
Thomas Dichmont
Actually we would punish the worker negligence is not a defence
First Al
CATEGORICAL imperative sounds a lot like Rawls veil
Smart people use so many filler words and it’s a bore
Don R. Mueller, Ph.D.
Kant wasn’t MexiKan’t.
youtube thinks im smart or something, dude im stupid af
Koni Liliana Venero Escobar
7:40 coff coff in the middle of the lecture 😂😅 it seems to be from a women
James C
adam friedland ladies and gentlemen
Adam Friedland?
Birger Halvorsen
Immanuel Kant? You ‘avin a laff!
WHy this look like its from the 40s lul
Michael Scott
Can someone help me? Where did Dr. Sugrue begin to compare the categorical imperative to the golden rule?
Elio Corderoy
anyone else thought this was Weird Al Yankovic
Sabertooth Wallaby
Yeah you lost me. Not everyone thinks they should be the exception to a rule. And the fed use of income tax is ineffective, corrupt, and dishonest.
Christopher Wooten
Morals guided by religion = no bueno
Sage Sarabia
The way this guy smacks his mouth is annoying. Someone Get this guy some water!!