> >Quick definition of "categorical imperative"
> >"Act only according to that maxim [rule] that you would will to be a
> >universal law."
> Ah ha! We have gone from some categorical imperatives to "The"
> categorical imperative. In other words it is 'Do unto others as you would
> have them do unto you.'
Because I didn't know (remember) what "categorical imperative" meant,
I looked for a definition. I thought that the categorical imperative
was a unique term (in translation) for Kant. Maybe the idea of
evaluating or "seeking" (in thought or memory or learning)
self-evident truths could be quickened through using the idea or
question "would I desire that this practice be a universal law"? So,
it does have the thought "as You would have others do unto You";
however, the emphasis - in my opinion - is DO THE CONSEQUENCES AND
INTERACTIONS WORK PROPERLY UNIVERSALLY? I might be wrong :)
Even here, the idea is not what is right and wrong, instead we might
better find thoughts that would be evident to others. As I review
this note, that last statement sounds like an understatement. "That I
might better acknowledge that the Sequoia is a tree." Maybe there's
more benefit in seeking benefit than seeking self-evidence :)
Finding thoughts that would benefit others!
Have a nice day
John Paul Fullerton
"John Paul Fullerton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Learning-org -- An Internet Dialog on Learning Organizations For info: <email@example.com> -or- <http://world.std.com/~lo/>