Kants categorical Imperitave applied

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Edna M

 

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February 8, 2015

 

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It states action is good for some purpose, either possible or actual. Rational human beings may use appropriate means and ends that are based needs or wants. It is these actions that Kant considers to be hypothetical imperatives. Next, when Kant defines the categorical imperative he states that, "the action is represented as good in itself, and hence as necessary in a will which of itself conforms to reason as the principle of the will...
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The categorical imperative may be based on an "end in itself." Duties can be classified under categorical imperatives. Kant provides three versions of categorical imperatives. The first version is Universal Law. This means that one should "act only on that maxim of action that at the same time you can will to be universal law"...
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