Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bad Philosophy on Oprah...

During a program on rudeness... Dr. P.M. Fourney claimed that ALL ethical theories are based on Kant's means/ends formulation.

Ummm--- no, not quite

Dr. Fourney -- you wouldn't have done very well on my freshman ethics mid-term. Ignoring the likes of utilitarianism and virtue ethics isn't a good strategy.

It's disturbing to hear inaccurate things about ethics while grading ethics exams.

1 comment:

Bardiac said...

See, I didn't even realize that Aristotle and Plato had READ Kant!