Ethics Paper

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Philosophy

 

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Scott V

 

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April 6, 2012

 

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University

 

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A

 

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For Kant, the morality of an action can be determined by the categorical imperative. Kant would like to determine the morality of stealing, therefore Kant wants to examine the morality of "I will steal anything I want to satisfy my desire for it". Then Kant rephrases the statement to ask the question of what if everybody did it, "Everyone will steal anything they want to satisfy their desire for it...
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Then Kant rephrases the statement to ask the question of what if everybody did it, "Everyone will steal anything they want to satisfy their desire for it." Then Kant makes that statement a maxim, a law which must be followed by everyone in Kant's test world. Kant examines the world and asks if you can consistently will your maxim in a world in which that is a law? But if everyone steals anything they desire, how will there be property rights since it is okay for anyone to take anything at any time? There can't...
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