CATO & Kant: More proof Libertarian and Austrian Economics are Intellectually Bankrupt

Posted by dbhalling 3 years, 8 months ago to Philosophy
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"irst, I will explain that the portrayal of Kant’s ethics as cold and rigid is a caricature (much though not all of it due to Ayn Rand), when in fact they represent a commonsense morality, grounded in the dignity of the individual, with a surprising degree of flexibility.
SOURCE URL: https://www.cato-unbound.org/issues/october-2016/immanuel-kant-classical-liberalism


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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 3 years, 8 months ago
    Do you agree with any of the response essays?
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    • Posted by 3 years, 8 months ago
      I am working thought some of them now. It appears to me that the papers want to start in the middle and therefore they find random things that they can point to where Kant is part of liberalism and parts where he is not.

      Classical liberalism was fundamentally about reason, not ethics or politics. Kant divides the world in two, noumenal and phenomenal, which is just warmed over Plato and then he says reason cannot penetrate the more important real world, which is a small variation on Plato.
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