Kant's Theory

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His central idea was also what makes actions right is that the person has right motives and intentions. He defined duty as an act type, which would be morally wrong for person S to avoid if person S knew they had to do that duty. For example, a US citizen has a "duty to vote", in this case it would be morally wrong for that person to not vote...
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He also defined right as an act type that person S is entitled to, and it is morally wrong for anyone to prevent person S to do that act type. In this example Kant stated that ever human has a "right to life", so consequentially it is morally wrong for anyone to prevent a human from living. Kant went even deeper with duties and developed Perfect duties Vs...
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