Immanuel Kant on Morals

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Philosophy

 

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Wendy R

 

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March 17, 2015

 

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This is precisely where Kant's moral philosophy begins to take shape, leading toward his ?categorical imperative' (Kant 9). The ?categorical imperative' that Kant would like the world to follow relies heavily on reason, which is another necessary basis for most, if not all, of Kant's moral arguments...
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An initial critic of Kant would likely have a problem with the fact that he excludes self-preservation and attainment of happiness from the category of what such reason is able to achieve (Kant 8-9). Yet, according to Kant, reason can only produce good will, which "?is not merely good as a means to some further end, but is good in itself," (Kant, 9)...
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