Essay heading: Kant's Formalism Theory
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April 14, 2005
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Kant's ethics is known as "formalism" because of the formal and very rigid conception of duty. In order to define and develop one's sense of duty, Kant developed the next component of his theory: the categorical imperative.
In essence, the categorical imperative states that what is fair to one must be fair to all...
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As worded by William H. Shaw, "an act is morally right if and only if we can will it to become a universal law of conduct." Kant, who relied heavily on logic, insists that moral rules must by categorical rather than hypothetical. Hypothetical laws take on the "if....then" form of action. If you want to reach a specific goal, then you will accomplish these tasks...
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