Wednesday, November 29, 2006


I was thinking that a Kantian schema, produced by the imagination, could stand for a maxim in Kant's moral theory. Consider you possess the general schema of dog or bridge. This Hannah Arendt reflected in the Greek nous. Since we all possess in some general degree the conceptual form that stands in the back of our minds for all the particulars of a certain type, then it may seem logical to suggest this is true when testing out particular maxims and moving to universal maxims. I would think that someone may have already connected up Kantian schema with moral reasoning. However, one can never be too sure.

This entire thought came from reading the Kant Lectures she gave at New School.

I am going to do a literature review to see if anyone has rendered the schema a primary element in the universalization test of morality from Kant's first categorical imperative.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Chasm defined

I feel I need a space, a space to transform the distant divide of philosophical traditions. In this blog, one may not always find a cogent argument, let alone a well worked out philosophical theory. Instead, this is a space as implied in its name to overcome. A chasm is a tremendous gap. It is a breach in space between two separated sides. The chasm can only be crossed by a structure fixed to each side. However, you must have the disposition to build a bridge. I confess I do not even know anymore if I am capable of building bridges.

As a method of doing philosophy in general, I note some phenomena, perform a rather opaque phenomenological description of it, or I move to some obscure passage in a text. I seem rather comfortable in engaging the presence of the text and the world at large. If I had to claim a method of doing philosophy, this would most likely be it.