Saturday, February 9, 2013

Immanuel Kant in Dodge City? An episode of "Gunsmoke"

Title of the Episode,

 "The Categorical Imperative." 1-20-57  (Click to listen, right to download.)

No, I ain't kiddin pahdna.
That's the title.

Now smile when you say that.

Your challenge is to figure out how the story is illustrative of the Sage of Konigsberg's Categorical Imperative. Which of the three formulations does it best instantiate? (the linked article says there are four, so feel free to consider it's fourth).

 How is Marshal Dillon being a Kantian in his thinking?