Would Kant Have Worn a Face Mask?

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Philosophy Now
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Would Kant Have Worn a Face Mask?

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Todd Mei says yes, as a duty of practical reason.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/145/Would_Kant_Have_Worn_a_Face_Mask
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Re: Would Kant Have Worn a Face Mask?

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I believe Kant will agree with the Absolute Moral Law [Categorical Imperative] that ALL must wear mask in such a situation as the current pandemic given there are more and more virulent mutations appearing.

But Kant would not agree that this recommendation must be enforceable with punishments. That is politics and not Kantian Philosophy of Morality.
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Re: Would Kant Have Worn a Face Mask?

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If he had not been sensible enough to take this simple precaution, wipe him of the greats list.
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