Kant

Topics: Morality, Human, Thought Pages: 1 (334 words) Published: June 23, 2013
“Kant how are imperatives possible”

In this passage Kant is stating is believes about imperatives by saying that in order to make a morally correct decision, there is a universal law that complies with all humans that can rationally think , this law is not based upon humans own desires. Kant imperatives deal with universality consequently he stated that it is immoral if a rule cannot be made into something that all humankind can follow. For example if I say "I will never keep my promises", this would be considered to be immoral because it cannot be applied to all people, consequently promises would lose all meaning. In my opinion it is generally recognized that actions are not truly moral if they are performed in conformity with duty but not for the sake of duty alone. Nevertheless it is almost impossible to find examples of actions performed exclusively out of a sense of duty. Basically every action we see can be attributed to some motive other than pure duty. What is moral for some humans is immoral for others; therefore the lack of examples of universal pure moral action may seem disheartening. Yet we may take heart in the fact that all rational beings may recognize the reason for why moral demands are enforced, but since morality is different depending on how you were thought it is hard to get to an agreement of a universal morality. In additions people should recognize that it would be impossible for us to derive universal moral laws from specific events and experiences due to the fact that all events occur upon specific circumstances, none of our experiences can be a source of moral principles that apply in all cases and all circumstances. For example even the idea of a perfect being “GOD” is not based on experience, but rather on our idea of moral perfection. Developing a clearer understanding of moral concepts can help to people to reinforce moral sense against the distractions of competing interests.
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