• Freedom and Morality in Kant's Ethics
    exploration and argument that seeks a universally binding first principle for morals. Kant presents an essay in which empirical observations and facts are not adequate to answer the question of, why be moral? Instead Kant relies on theoretical concepts, such as autonomy, morality, duty and goodwill to explain...
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  • Kant: Grounding for Metaphysics and Morals
    Ethics 1010-027 4/1/13 Essay Assignment #2 Kant: Grounding for Metaphysics and Morals Immanuel Kant states that the only thing in this world that is “good without qualification” is the good will. He states the attributes of character such as intelligence, wit, and judgment are considered good...
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  • Precis of Kant's Meta Ethics
    of “Fundemental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals” Immanuel Kant describes the necessity of a Categorical Imperative, and how this imperative is related to duty. I will begin this article by describing what Kant means by duty Kant believes that although some actions can be done in accordance with...
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  • Categorical Imperative
    is in accordance with practical reason.  For Kant, the only moral imperatives were categorical: ‘I ought to do x”, with no reference to desires or needs. When you do ‘x’ you are not doing for pleasure you are simply doing it because it is your duty. Kant believed that when faced with a situation where...
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  • Kant Deontological Theory
    Assignment: Kant Lecturer: Prof: Wamsley Due Date: 23 August 2013 ____________________________________________________________________ Emmanuel Kant was an influential German Philosopher. He was born in Konigsberg in Prussia to Protestant parents he lived from 1724 to 1804. Kant observed the...
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  • Explain Kants Ethical theories
    seeking the ultimate end called the supreme good also known as the ‘summon Bonnum’. Kant says that morality is a categorical imperative, this is a duty which must always be obeyed in all possible situations. A categorical imperative is what is needed to find what is right or wrong. Kant argued that to act...
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  • Kant vs. Mills
    moral guideline has been widely accepted, despite the existence of several. Emmanuel Kant, advocating absolutism, and John Stuart Mill, who supports utilitarianism, represent two of the most prominent theories. Both Kant and Mill provide noble visions of morality, and center their thoughts on respectable...
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  • Kant's Categorical Imperative
    Explain the main principles of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. (25) Kant believed that a moral action is made up of duty and good will. Without duty, an action cannot be morally good. This is how he developed the duty-based Categorical Imperative, also known as moral commands, as a foundation for all...
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  • outline and evaluate kants categorical imprative
    Outline and evaluate Kants categorical imperative (25 marks) Kant’s categorical ethics is a deontological theory of ethics, this means that the actions are either intrinsically right or intrinsically wrong, this is due to absolute law; the outcome of the situation is not important to Kant’s theory...
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  • Kant
    Kants' Critiques of Pure reason and Groundwork of the Metaphysics Kant states that, "In the order of time, therefore, we have no knowledge antecedent to experience, and with experience all our knowledge begins, but although all of our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it all...
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  • deontology
    is concerned with the intrinsic properties of actions, not their end result. Immanuel Kant is arguably the most famous advocate of modern deontology. According to Kant, moral law is synthetic apriori and took an absolutist approach. Kant argued that since everyone possesses the capacity to reason and...
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  • Notes on Kant
    Economic History - Lecture 5 - October 5th 2011 Today- Dicussing Kant - foundation for thinkers such as rawls, keynes, hayek, hegel, marx. Recap adam smith - he put everything back together- calvin spoke about the two jurisdictions, the spiritual and the civil -he put everything back together...
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  • Immanuel Kant on Morals
    as only one with rational beings would 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...
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  • Kant Moral Ethics
    true no matter what the circumstance just like how two plus two will always equal four. According to Kant, our lives should be lived according to maxims that can be willed into universal law (Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, p 303). However the action regarding a moral decision...
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  • Media Ethics
    teleological, practical, which means that it should be the action that leads to the realization of the good of the human being as well as the whole. This end is realized through continuous acting in accordance with virtues which, like happiness, must be desired for themselves, not for the short term pleasures...
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  • Explain Kant's Categorical Imperative
    normative and secular theory put forward by Immanuel Kant in the 18th century. Kant’s theory was deontological which means that it judges morality based on a person’s action rather than the outcome, it is also secular, this means that , even though Kant is religious, his theory is not, his theory is judgemental...
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  • Kantian Ethics
    Kantian ethics is a deontological ethical theory first proposed by German philosopher Immanuel Kant. The theory, developed as a result of Enlightenment rationalism, is based on the view that the only intrinsically good thing is a good will; therefore an action can only be good if the maxim, or principle...
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  • Categorical Imperatives
    Essay – Kant Explain Kant’s reasons for using the categorical imperatives. (25 marks) Kant’s moral philosophy is deontological; it rests on the notion of duty or obligation from the Greek word ‘Deon’. The argument is that we should conduct our affairs out of strict duty to the moral law. Kant wrote...
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  • Kant
    Adam Smith and Immanuel Kant: On Markets, Duties, and Moral Sentiments Mark D. White, College of Staten Island/CUNY* profmdwhite@hotmail.com As 18th century moral philosophers, Adam Smith and Immanuel Kant are strongly linked, intellectually and historically.1 Kant was exposed to both of Smith‟s two...
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  • Summary of Kants categorical imperative
    Summary Immanuel Kant - “The moral law” First, Kant presupposes that there is a moral law.  That is, there exists some basis for morality beyond subjective description of it.  He then begins with a series of identifications to answer how the moral law possibly gives a pure abstract form of a moral...
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