In general, the principle of vacuous truth can be stated as:
A => [~A => B] for any logical propositions A and B
Here is the truth table:
Following is a formal proof using a form of natural deduction. It uses the principles of conditional proof (lines 7-8), proof by contradiction (line 5) and the elimination of double negation (line 6):
In your ...
Gesinnungsethik is basically a caricature of Kantian deontological ethics or - which he puts on the same level - religious (here: Christian) fanatism or ethical absolutism. The line between Gesinnungsethik (ethics of conviction) and Verantwortungsethik (ethics of responsibility) are almost exactly corresponding to what is called deontological vs....
Wikipedia had this article on it: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_end
The ultimate end is a concept in the moral philosophy of Max Weber, in which individuals act in a faithful, rather than rational, manner.
"We must be clear about the fact that all ethically oriented conduct may be guided by one of two fundamentally differing and ...