The Problem of Sex in Kant's Ethics
According to Kant, "Sexual union
) is the reciprocal use that one human being makes of the sexual organs and capacities of another." (The Metaphysics of Morals
, tr. Mary Gregor, p. 61) A thing that is used is generally used for something
, and, indeed, in this section Kant mentions two purposes for which "the sexual organs and capacities of another" are used in "sexual union" (he does not say that these are exhaustive): "begetting and bringing up children" is said to be "an end of nature, for which it implanted the inclinations of the sexes for each other," but...
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On Christian Higher Education
There is an argument raging on Leiter Reports
about the APA's non-discrimination statement and the policies of certain Christian colleges and universities. Wheaton College, Azusa Pacific University, Belmont University, Calvin College, Malone College, and Pepperdine University are listed as institutions that allegedly violate the APA's non-discrimination statements with their policies about homosexuality. A pair
on The Prosblogion
offer some helpful reflections. What I want to try to do here is analyze in light of this issue the question of what Christian higher education ought to look like.
To start with, let me distinguish three types of goals...
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