• Freedom and Morality in Kant's Ethics
    will also makes the law. Lastly there is the Formula of the Kingdom of Ends, which is "A systematic union of different rational beings through common laws." (433). From these four formulations (which are reiterations of the Categorical imperative), Kant bases all moral duties as deriving from the...
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  • Kant: Grounding for Metaphysics and Morals
    for all rational beings, because it can become a universal rule for all rational beings. Kant speaks of a “kingdom of ends” in which all rational beings act in such a way that their actions can be willed onto all other rational beings as universal law. In this kingdom of ends rational beings are...
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  • Precis of Kant's Meta Ethics
    means, and all actions that were preformed could be willed to be performed by all people. Kant called this the “kingdom of ends.” When a rational being strives for the kingdom of ends, they go beyond empirical circumstances and consequences which are fundamentally homogeneous and cannot operate as a...
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  • Categorical Imperative
    , then no one would believe anyone and all truths would be assumed to be lies. The theft would be incompatible with a possible kingdom of ends. Therefore, Kant denied the right to lie or deceive for any reason. “So act as to treat humanity whether in your own person or that of any other, never...
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  • Kant Deontological Theory
    merely possible kingdom of ends. The moral duty is what we should be doing. Good is defined as doing what is right and avoiding doing wrong. We have a duty to act in such a way that our actions are moral even if it produces unfavourable results. What is good, according to Kant “Nothing is good...
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  • Kant's Categorical Imperative
    superior to them. Kant says you should always aim to help others, but not at the expense of self-destruction or harm of another person. His last maxim is emphasises on the Kingdom of Ends: “Act according to the maxims of a member of a merely possible kingdom of ends legislating in it universally...
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  • Kant vs. Mills
    the categorical imperative is added: "The concept of every rational being as one who must regard himself as legislating universal law by all his will's maxims…leads to another very fruitful concept…that of a kingdom of ends (Kant, p. 37)." This kingdom of ends appears to be Kant's ultimate goal. The...
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  • Explain Kants Ethical theories
    another purpose or to exploit or enslave them, this is because humans are the highest point of creation and demand unique treatment. Act as if you live in a kingdom of ends, this means treat all with respect. Kant believed that all of these helped to create ‘maxims’. A maxim is an absolute moral...
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  • deontology
    . Universalisable principles apply to everyone. In his ‘formula of kingdom ends’, Kant claimed that every action should be undertaken as if the individual were ‘a law-making member of a kingdom of ends’ this should ensure that every individual appreciates the significance of his/her part in establishing moral...
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  • Kantian Ethics
    that rational agents are bound to the moral law by their own will, and Kant's Kingdom of Ends formula requires that people must act as if the principles of their actions will establish a law for a hypothetical kingdom of ends. Kant also distinguished between perfect and imperfect duties. A perfect...
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  • Kant
    with his concept of the kingdom of ends, to explicate my interpretation of the relationship between Smith‟s two strains of thought. By explaining these dual aspects of Kant‟s ethical system in relation to Smith, I hope to give a new perspective on the apparent duality in Smith‟s thought, as well as...
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  • Explain Kant's Categorical Imperative
    Abortion, Kant would disagree with abortion as you are not giving the unborn foetus the kindness or respect it would get as if it were a fully grown human, “Golden Rule – Treat others as you would like to be treated” – Jesus of Nazareth. The third and final formulation is The Kingdom of Ends, This is...
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  • Kant vs Mill
    interest to kill somebody. However, if each person respected the ends of themselves and of others, while acting on their autonomy, it would be a very safe place to live. In fact, it would be a perfect community. Kant calls this idea the ‘Kingdom of Ends.' In the Kingdom of Ends, only those moral laws...
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  • outline and evaluate kants categorical imprative
    own his own categorical imperatives in order to helps us determine which actions are morally obligatory and which are not. Kant devised three categorical imperatives; the universal law, treat humans as ends to themselves and act as if you live in a kingdom of ends. Universal law means that all...
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  • Immanuel Kant
    , if each person respected the ends of themselves and of others, while acting on their autonomy, it would be a very safe place to live. In fact, it would be a perfect community. Kant called this idea the ‘Kingdom of Ends.' In the Kingdom of Ends, only those moral laws which respect and further the...
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  • Summary of Kants categorical imperative
    rule, either to attribute with praise or with blame.  There are no unique exceptions, and it can be applied on a universal level to everyone equally. Kant draws four principles from the categorical imperative. • The first is the ‘ends’ principle, that says, “Always treat others, and yourself...
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  • Kant
    imperative in terms of the will of a rational being, in such a way that you always treat other people not merely as means to some end, but also as ends in themselves. Kant states that , "the concept of every rational being as one who must regard himself as giving universal law through all the maxims...
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  • Notes on Kant
    well as others....it is a duty of everyman to make mankind himself its end. Kant is reaching for the universal. -so act as if you were a law making member in a universal kingdom of ends - a universal community of self determining wills- a neuminal community. - a community that be conceived only...
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  • Categorical Imperatives
    treat yourself with the same respect as you would treat others. The third ( kingdom of ends formulation) combines the two “ All the maxims as proceeding from our own (hypothetical) making of law ought to harmonise with a possible kingdom of ends” In other words we should regard ourselves as...
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  • Immanuel Kant on Morals
    do to achieve a "kingdom of ends" (Kant 39-40). The struggle with this idea may exist because there does not seem to be a single definition of what exactly the "supreme principle" constitutes. Rather, Kant presents it more as an idea that can only be fully taken advantage of if an application...
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