Kantian ethics

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  • Kantian Ethics
    • Good will
      • All good moral acts must be grounded in good will
    • Deontological
      • Intentions are more important than consequences
      • End doesn't justify the means
    • A moral person acts out of duty and not out of personal preference
    • A priori
    • Categorical Imperatives
      • Treat people as ends not means
      • Universal law (universalisation)
      • Live in a kingdom of ends
    • Criticisms
      • Descartes: "I think, therefore I am"
      • Leibniz: "we can have knowledge untouched by the point of view of the observer"
      • Hume: "There is no such thing as objective knowledge, at all"
      • Forbids acts most people think are wrong (theft)
      • Protects dignity and promotes equality
      • Universalisability is difficult as not everyone has the same moral views
      • Conflicting duties - lie or save a life?
      • Doesn't consider consequences
      • Inflexible as it is absolute
  • Categorical Imperatives
    • Treat people as ends not means
    • Universal law (universalisation)
    • Live in a kingdom of ends

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