Kant

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Philosophy

 

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Adam M

 

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June 14, 2013

 

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The categorical imperative is the basis of morality and was stated by Kant in these words: "Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will and general natural law." Reason, through the categorical imperative, would render such motives immoral; nevertheless, if a man is guilty, it would also dictate that he must not escape punishment...
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Otherwise, not only is justice being flaunted, but equality, which Kant sees as the basis of law and order, will not have been served. When selecting a punishment, equality becomes our standard. But what in Kant's view, is equality? To answer this, we must first understand his concept of jus talionis?the right of retaliation...
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