Episode 59 – Kant pt. 4 – Categorical Trolley Cars



On this episode of the podcast, we analyze the infamous Trolley Car Problem and think about it in relation to Kant’s categorical imperative. First, we discuss the value of thought experiments and call into question the concept of “common sense”. Next, we look at the Trolley Car Problem from various perspectives and try to understand why we react to it in the ways we do. Finally, we discuss Kant’s categorical imperative and four other prerequisites he felt were necessary for arriving at moral principles. 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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