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1. Who said experience and knowledge are created by (metaphorical) filters or spectacles we can never remove, but that provide an answer to David Hume and the skeptics?
2. What's another name for phenomena and noumena? OR, What's the difference for Kant between "analytic" and "synthetic" knowledge? (Which gives us new information?)
3. How did Kant feel about feelings? OR, What would Kant say about helping a homeless person because just because you feel sorrow and compassion for him?
4. What was Kant's view of lying? OR, What (in your own words) is the categorical imperative? OR, How did Kant differ from Aristotle's view of virtue?
5. What was Jeremy Bentham's main utilitarian principle? OR, What did he call his method for calculating happiness?
6. Did Bentham think some pleasures (such as that derived from poetry) are inherently superior (to, say, that derived from baseball, or walking)? OR, What did Robert Nozick's thought experiment seem to show about Bentham's view of pleasure?
7. What Irish conservative supported the American colonies' revolt against King George?
8. What critic hastened the collapse of high/low distinctions and "genteel" culture, and the democratization of culture in America?
1. Kant. 2. appearance, reality-111-12; synthetic-113. 3. irrelevant to moral action-115-16. 4. Irrational, thus always wrong; [universalizable]; Aristotle said virtue includes appropriate feelings-117-18; 120. 5. Greatest Happiness-122; Felicific Calculus-123. 6. No-123; not all are equal-125. 7. Edmund Burke-PB 125. 8. Gilbert Seldes-175-6.
ALSO OF NOTE:
DQ: Did Kant think free will, immortality, and God could be proved? Did he think believe in them was irrational? PB 142