Kantian Ethics

Immanuel Kant's ethical theory

Duty, Good will, Categorical Imperative, Hypothetical Imperative, Universability test & 3 postulates of practical reason.

Deontological 

Absolute moral law

Rationalist

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  • Kantian Ethics
    • good will
      • moral choices express good will
    • duty
      • should be done for its own sake
      • “we are not moral for the sake of love but for duty’s sake only”
    • hypothetical imperative
      • an action that achieves a goal
        • if you revise you will pass
    • Categorical Imperative
      • command that is good in itself
        • revise!
      • kingdom of ends
        • all rational humans - same moral laws
      • humans ends in themselves
        • not means to an end
      • universal law
        • all moral statements should be universal maxims
    • Universability test
      • 1. find maxim
      • 2. apply to world
      • 3. see if there are contradictions
      • 4. if yes cant use
      • 5. if no can use
    • 3 postulates of practical reason
      • Existence of God
        • lawgiver
      • Immortality
        • Summon Bonum
      • Freedom
        • aware of decisions

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