In this programme a dramatised scene from 'Crime and Punishment' is played and discussed from the ethical point of view following Kant's categorical imperative.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: A202, The age of revolutions
Item code: A202; 09
First transmission date: 24-05-1972
Published: 1972
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Duration: 00:24:00
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Producer: Paul Kafno
Contributors: Oswald Hanfling; Bernard Williams
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Categorical imperative; Kant; Moral philosophy
Footage description: Oswald Hanfling introduces the programme and also the dramatized excerpt from 'Crime and Punishment' by Dostoyevsky. Excerpt from 'Crime and punishment' (Raskolnikov overhears a conversation in a tavern. The action takes place before Raskolnikov murders the old woman). Oswald Hanfling introduces B. Williams and A. Phillips Griffiths and initiates the discussion. The proceeding scene is discussed from Kant's point of view. Kant's categorical imperative is explained. The principle is applied to Raskolnikov. The discussion continues. Kant's second principle of the categorical imperative is explained and Raskolnikov used as an example. The discussion is widened to include violent revolutionary activity. The discussion continues on the subject of tviolence in political activity seen from a Kantian point of view.
Master spool number: 6LT/70474
Production number: 00521_2355
Videofinder number: 2519
Available to public: yes