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Can I Lie, Just Once, for a Good Reason? No, You “Kant”

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Can’t understand Kantian ethics? Here’s a video for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_uUEaeqFog

Few philosophers in history have been so unreadable and dry as Immanuel Kant. Yet few have had a more devastating impact on human thought.— Peter Kreeft

Maybe you had to go through a core ethics course when you went to college. And if you did, chances are you had to face the works of whom has been considered the central figure of modern philosophy: the German philosopher Immanuel Kant.

And maybe, just maybe, you didn’t quite get the whole thing. Well, here’s a video that can help you get the basics of Kantian ethics, featuring what seems to be an animated version of Jack Nicholson as the main character of Kant’s well known “would-be murderer” example.