Monday, September 8, 2014

Admitting Defeat - Kant

I'm throwing in the towel on Kant's 'Science of Right'.  I've worked and worked at the first quarter of it and it's just not making sense to me.  I've decided that life is too short and I'm moving on.  I'll read  a few summaries of the piece in the hopes that other people could write better than Kant could.  (This isn't a tough bet.)  I'll post on those and if anyone wants to correct my misunderstandings, then they are welcome to do so.

I don't feel good about this, but I'm sure it's the right move. 


  1. Kant is a pompous windbag. The act of reading the Science of Right is more tedious than watching paint dry. There is only one part of the treatise that is interesting. He denounces homosexuality as an unpardonable transgression, and he states that the “juridical laws of pure reason” prohibit premarital sex. Who else but Kant could condemn premarital sex by appealing to the "juridical laws of pure reason?" At least his arrogance is entertaining.

    By the by, I manage the Great Books of the Western World WordPress blog. I have been following you from the very beginning, and have commented on a few of your posts under the name Winston Smith. Your blog motivated me to begin reading through the GBWW series, so thank you!