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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kant Touch This, Class 10 Section 2

Today, we talked covered the material from last Thursday and today. While we did not have discussion time, we took our usual quiz and covered the class material. We also talked about voting. Why should we vote? Does one vote matter? What do you look for when you pick candidates? Feel free to ponder this or even answer in the comments.


  1. Factual Questions:
    1) What is the name of Immanuel Kant's most famous book, written in 1781?
    2) T/F: Synthetic knowledge requires experience or observation and gives us new information
    3) T/F: Kane believed that morality should be largely based on emotion

    Discussion Questions:
    1) Do you believe you learn more through observation or experience?
    2) Do the ends always justify the means? Or are there some instances in which there is only one moral course of action?

    Here are some pretty interesting quotes from Immanuel Kant:



  2. Kristopher Rollins11:15 AM CST

    FQ: When did Immanuel Kant write his book, The Critique of Pure Reason?
    DQ: What do you think the relationship is between experience and reason?
    Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_Kant

  3. Brittney Tate 11/6/2014
    FQ's & DQ's

    1. Morality for _______ wasn't just about what you do, but about why you do it.
    - Kant
    2. (T/F) Kant thought that you should always lie, no matter the circumstances.
    - False
    3. What was the nickname Bentham gave to his favorite walking cane?
    - Dapple

    1. Do you agree with Kant that some actions are wrong whatever consequences follow from them, or do you agree with Bentham that it is consequences and only consequences that matter? Why?

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwOCmJevigw

  4. FQ:
    What does synthetic knowledge require?
    A: experience or observation
    DQ: what is morality for you?