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The idea that the most popular Kantian theory of the aesthetic disinterestedness, continuing its influence till the philosophers like Geoffrey Bullough, emerges in the historical practices of setting up art museums, is most convincing.
Objections turning on desert and on what is and is not moral get the order of explanation backwards, because one of the great strengths of Kantian theory is that it purports to provide a criterion for inclusion in the subject matter of morality: to appeal to one's independent and prior view of what is a moral issue and what morality requires is to beg at least one of Kant's questions.
In the course of our explorations into fregean and kantian theory so as to discover the sources of geometrical knowledge, it will become clear that the problem of non purely verbal coincidences must be stated at two different levels: a) Are they talking about the same problem: do they agree on what it is that we mean by "straight line", "point", "plane", "intersection" and the other terms out of which geometrical statements are builtl b) Do they agree on the principles on which an answer to the questions posed by a) are to be given; in other words, do they share the criteria in terms of which the validity of an answer may be attained?
This Columbia University law professor, long an advocate for liberalism, rejects his longstanding Kantian theory of law as idealistic and adopts a relational ethics as more effective, fair, and human.
Kupperman begins by criticizing the Kantian theory (1) for dividing human life too harshly into two distinct domains - the larger part, governed by prudential decisions, being only intermittently interrupted by occasional moral decisions (p.