Ethics of Dignity and Freedom

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Philosophy

 

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David B

 

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July 1, 2014

 

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University

 

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He believed that morality could be summed up in one ultimate principle. He called it the Categorical Imperative. It attempts to describe a decision making process based on the deceptively simple question, "What ought we do?" He uses rules referred to as maxims as the basis for making decisions. According to Kant when we are contemplating whether an action is moral or immoral we should ask ourselves what rule or maxim we would be following when making the choice...
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According to Kant when we are contemplating whether an action is moral or immoral we should ask ourselves what rule or maxim we would be following when making the choice. Kant also stresses the autonomy of each human being as a rational agent based on their ability to reason and their right to be respected by others as rational agents...
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