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The question is focused especially after Popper essentially "removed" (though I don't know if successfully, tell me if not) the dialectic method at the core of those Idealists as pseudo-science. Well Joseph Brenner has written in Logic in Reality (2008): I thus claim that logic not only should but can be extended to reality, provided one takes into ...


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Kant's categorical imperative has different formulations, of course; yet each one is still a valid version of the Supreme Principle of Morality. But does that mean that if I would like everyone to steal than it is okay for me to steal? In the above quote, you're alluding to the First Formulation of the Categorical Imperative---"Act only according to that ...


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This probably refers to the infamous "murderer at the door" passage from Kant's essay On a Supposed Right to Lie from Philanthropy (1797), written near the end of his life. The essay was a response to Constant who offered the following criticism: "The moral principle, “it is a duty to tell the truth” would, if taken unconditionally and singly, make any ...


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Modern discussions of Kantian transcendental arguments were framed by Stroud's strong critique of them in his 1968 paper. Good sources on the nature of these arguments, Kantian and modern, and subsequent discussions of them are Hintikka, Transcendental Arguments: Genuine and Spurious (1972) and Pihlström, Peircian Scholastic Realism and Transcendental ...


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