Tag: utilitarianism

Does the End Justify the Means?  Analyzing Robespierre’s Rationale for Terror

Does the End Justify the Means? Analyzing Robespierre’s Rationale for Terror

Two quotes are relevant to our discussion and understanding of the TERROR during the french revolution: “By any means necessary” and “does the end justify the means?”  Both of these quotes contain within them assumptions about ethical systems.  They both presume that if the outcome […]

Kantian Ethics vs. Utilitarianism

Kantian Ethics vs. Utilitarianism

As an introduction to ETHICS, move through this incredibly excellent introduction to ethics, ethical hypocrisy, kantian ethics and utilitarianism:  http://www.philosophyexperiments.com/fatman/Default.aspx One of the heaviest hitters in the philosophical world of ethics is German Philosopher Emanuel Kant. Kant wrote at length on a variety of topics and […]