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I'm still sortof a novice, so what exactly did Kant say? What are good books to read to understand him/ cut cards from? Is he related to util or deont? How would a framework of his be justified? Any help would be appreciated. 

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Must Read List:

Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals

Critique of Pure Reason

 

Ethical Framework: Deontological

 

Value: The Good Will

 

Primary Standard: Categorical Imperative

"Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law"

 

Other important concepts

Pure Practical Reason / reliance on a priori knowledge

The Right vs. The Good

"impure" free will

perfect vs. imperfect duties

people as both means and ends simultaneously

 

Kant set the agenda for ethics after him, and forever changed the conversation on epistemology and metaphysics, so you really should read him, not just his commenters.

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Practically speaking; you're never going to read those works because debaters are lazy (and Kant is difficult to understand, even at the graduate level) so I'd recommend you watch a bunch of "intro" videos on youtube centered on Kant and then just read SPECIFIC parts of the book yourself (like a page or two) 

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Practically speaking; you're never going to read those works because debaters are lazy (and Kant is difficult to understand, even at the graduate level) so I'd recommend you watch a bunch of "intro" videos on youtube centered on Kant and then just read SPECIFIC parts of the book yourself (like a page or two) 

 

Hey now, I actually read Kant as an LDer.  I confess, I complained bitterly about it the whole time, but it was good for me, and I'd recommend it to anyone (both the reading it, and the complaining bitterly).

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Hey now, I actually read Kant as an LDer.  I confess, I complained bitterly about it the whole time, but it was good for me, and I'd recommend it to anyone (both the reading it, and the complaining bitterly).

Not all of us are prodigies ;)

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"We must act in accordance with maxims that can be willed to be a universal law. 

 

Sparknotes writes..."

 

expect quizzical looks from everyone in the room

 

 

 

But to answer your question, here are some good introductory resources (you might even be able to cut cards from some of them). I'll list them in the order from most to least helpful.

 

This is great, it explains things well: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/g/gaskilld/ethics/Kantian%20Ethics.htm

 

This is also pretty good: http://www.philosophypages.com/hy/5i.htm

 

Skip down to the part about his moral phil: http://www.iep.utm.edu/kantview/#SH5b

 

The SEP is probably pretty good, although I've only skimmed it: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant-moral/

 

You could try the wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categorical_imperative#The_Third_Formulation

 

Since Kant's philosophy is complicated, take down notes as you read (for later reference) and try to write down basic syllogisms of his arguments in easy to understand and succinct ways. 

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