Episode 058 – Kant pt. 3 – Deontology vs Consequentialism



On this episode of the podcast, we continue our discussion of Kant, this time focusing on ethics. We begin with a thought experiment that calls into question whether or not lying is morally justifiable if it results in preserving human life. Next, we discuss the nature of morality and question the validity of the sources from which we typically derive these concepts. Finally, we explore the strengths and weaknesses of Deontology and Consequentialism and find out that there isn’t an easy answer when it comes to how human action should be judged. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:

Hume by Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume

Kant by Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant/

Great Read: https://philosophynow.org/issues/83/David_Hume_at_300

Another interesting read: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/07/opinion/07iht-edzaretsky07.html



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