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Classical Philosophy Discussion


For a Free Scotland
Heya, anyone read some good classical philosophy they'd like to talk about?

I'm reading Mill's Utilitarianism right now, it's got some sharp rebukes of Kant and moralist thinking. Rather enjoy it so far.


Registered Member
Well can you dumb it down and summarize them? I love philosophy and it might ignite some participation.


For a Free Scotland
Well, Mill says that Kant doesn't have a working system- you need something you can apply pre-action rather than post-action, and a universal application just can't work practically. So doing things based on utility- what benefits people most and causes the most pleasure and least pain, works and can be measured against one another to dictate action. So it's practical and produces good results for 'good' action.