As a philosopher of mind Kant was beyond brilliant. As an ethicist he was an idiot. Kant asks us to consider two scenarios: I steal your wallet, you steal mine. If I think the one is okay, I have to think the other is too. Why? “Well, because they’re the same.” No they’re not. In … Continue reading OH BUT THAT’S DIFFERENT
I am not going to claim that all of us play host to revenge fantasies, because then I couldn’t deny – which I categorically do – that I certainly do. So everything I say here is prefixed by an I-hear-tell, or an I-have-a-friend-who. When I slip into the first person, plural or singular, or into … Continue reading WHAT DO REVENGE FANTASIES TELL US ABOUT ETHICS?