Tag Archives: Kant

links & a milestone

I have a bunch of tests to grade today, so unfortunately I can’t spend too much energy on blogging. Just wanted to pop in to say that: 1. I have added links to some of my favorite stuff at the bottom of the column on the right. Of course, I don’t agree with all of […]

kant on queueing, or why I am not a kantian

In response to my post on how not to think about cutting in line, Jacob Levy makes these important points: I’m puzzled. This seems like the easiest of cases for a Kantian. I cannot will as a universal maxim that the cutter be allowed into line, because that would destroy the coherence of lining up. […]

how not to think about cutting in line: a crash course in normative ethics

While I was at the IHS seminar last week, someone mentioned in passing the issue of whether or not it is morally permissible to allow people to go ahead of you in a line. What precipitated this question was the fact that we were using the same dining hall as a number of groups of […]