Mussolini and Kant on war and the sacrifice of individuals Aug 19, 2019 20:18:06 GMT -5
Post by rmarks1 on Aug 19, 2019 20:18:06 GMT -5
Aug 19, 2019 19:34:35 GMT -5 @mcans said:
To rule is to have control over something.
Ownership of property means having total control control over that property.
There is a reason land owners are called landlords. They are free to rule over the land they own.
That's not the definition in the Oxford Dictionary:
1. exercise ultimate power or authority over (an area and its people): "Latin America today is ruled by elected politicians" synonyms: govern, preside over, control, have control of, be in control of, ... more
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"Rule" specifically refers to power over people as well as things.
You are mixing up quotes. The one you cited was this one: “At the stage of culture at which the human race still stands, war is an indispensable means for bringing it to a still higher stage.”
Kant also said he gives thanks. You don't give thanks to what is not desireable.
Note how there is no "thanks" in that one.
Proving what, exactly? The 2 quotes are both by Kant and neither contradicts the other. In one quote, Kant calls war "indispensable." In the other, he gives thanks for "the insatiable desire to possess and also to rule."
Where is the contradiction? None that I can see.
Why are you asking me? Why aren't you trying to find out for yourself?
But one man said both quotes. And Kant never disavowed either one, did he?
LOL! I don't have to. That's your argument.
Since Kant never disavowed either argument, they both stand. Unless of course you find contrary evidence.
I'm guessing you believe that you already know everything there is to know about Kant, is that correct? As far as I can tell, you still haven't read anything written by the man that hasn't been a quote posted by someone else. Do you have no libraries where you live?
Nope. I never claimed to know everything about Kant. And I don't have to.
All I know is that he made these two statements, about war being "indispensable" and that he gives thanks to nature for "the insatiable desire to possess and also to rule."
Until you come up with evidence to the contrary, it seems that Kant liked war and tought that it was a positive thing.