Author Topic: The Inquisition: How Radical is Radical?  (Read 5982 times)

Offline DapperAnarchist

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Re: The Inquisition: How Radical is Radical?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2010, 07:19:31 PM »
Well, some (Amalathians come to mind) would be rule-utilitarians. However, Monodominants aren't - they'd be Revealed Ethics types, I'd imagine. The Emperor instructs to do yadda yadda yadda.

But yeah, a lot would be rule vs act. Though certainly they all break Kant's Categorical Imperative - treat all fellows as ends not means. For the Inquisition, everyone is a means to an end.

As for the Reign of Blood, Vandire is still "ethical", in a sort of Kant via Derrida sense - by making Normative judgements (x is better than y) he's making ethical decisions. His ethics is "my benefit at all costs", buts thats still an ethic.

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Re: The Inquisition: How Radical is Radical?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2010, 07:28:31 PM »
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Before I end my vaguely off-topic discussion I would like to state that the Conclave appears to be one of the only places online where you can have a civilised conversation about philosophy, and it not to turn into a flame war. Thank you Conclave; the internet is a dark place for philosophers... (and thank you DA, it's always a pleasure to discuss philosophy with someone who knows what they're talking about).

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Re: The Inquisition: How Radical is Radical?
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2010, 11:42:21 AM »
I hope you do not find my words unkind, they were not intended as a personal attack (or any form of attack), but be more careful with such definitive moral statements.

(EDIT: I'm not necessarily saying your view of ethics is wrong, but conversely it is not necessarily right).

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