Write a 250-300 word essay about the content and about the philosophically-relevant implications of the arguments that Kant makes in our reading for today. BE CONCISE AND GET STRAIGHT TO THE ARGUMENTS; DO NOT USE UP PRECIOUS SPACE ON INTRODUCTIONS, TRANSITIONS, PERSONAL RUMINATIONS.
Do not use any outside sources for this essay. The claims that you make in your essay should GO BEYOND a mere repetition of what claims that can be found in Kant’s text, and should GO BEYOND a mere re-statement of issues that we discussed in class. When thinking about the CONTENT of Kant’s arguments, you should ask yourself: what is the “from and to” of Kant’s argumentation? FROM what position, and TO what position is Kant trying to lead the reader? Does this FROM-TO movement which makes up the content of Kant’s argument make use of certain beliefs, assumptions, inferences?
When thinking about the PHILOSOPHICALLY-RELEVANT IMPLICATIONS of Kant’s arguments, you should ask yourself: what is implied by Kant’s position? If someone accepts the argument, must he/she also accept further conclusions? Does the argument really work?