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KANTIAN LOVE POEM

Jackson

2008-12-26 03:50:25

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I had an intuition of a person
that perception was a representation of you
I was drawn to reflection by self interest

My passion caused me to pursue you
not as a means
as an end

I have a Categorical Imperative to pursue your end
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Hogan

Hogan

2008-12-26 04:02:32

I think Kant's Hypothetical Imperative would be more appropriate, constructed as such: If I love her, then I must pursue her.

The Categorical Imperative is too absolute and universal, whereas the love for a woman - an individual person - cannot be abstracted to others. It is singular. Otherwise he'd have a duty to pursue everybody. The Categorical Imperative may have something to do with love, but not being in love.

To treat others as an end and not a means is a universal maxim. However, being in love is a special, unique relationship, different than the universal treat-as-an-end thing. So I'm not even sure that that would apply to being in love.

I'm surprised you didn't make a joke about pursuing her end. I would have...and I guess I just did.

Jackson

Jackson

2008-12-26 04:10:53

I sorta did make an ass joke - oops!

Thanks for watching me closely - I might get reckless without you around
REPLIES: Hogan

Hogan

Hogan

2008-12-26 14:25:04

You changed the poem...

Hogan

Hogan

2008-12-26 14:41:39

Replying to Jackson:
You could have also made a dirty joke about the "thing-in-itself"...: maybe "doin' ya in your noumena"..."I want all of ya', not just your phenomena"...

Jackson

Jackson

2008-12-27 02:38:10

We should collaborate

And actually, you posted while I was editing (I guess great minds think alike)



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