Kantian Ethics

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  • Kantian Ethics
    • Immanuel Kant 18th/19th century
      • 17th century warfare catholic/protestant - Kantian ethics free from domination of religion
        • Human reasoning in determining moral truth
        • Individual freedom and autonomy
        • Sense of duty or moral obligation
      • Transcendental idealism
        • Beauty Justice universal meaning
    • Synthetic A Priori
    • rejected empiricism and relativism
    • Moral Laws based on maxims
    • Autonomous individuals
      • a person who is free to choose
    • Deontological
      • No emotion
        • Good Will
    • The Categorical Imperative
      • Principle of universibility
      • Treating people as an ends not a means to an end
      • Kingdom of ends
    • The Hypothetical Imperative
      • 'Ought implies can'
        • Groundwork for metaphysics and morals
      • Not universal or Absolute
      • If you want to pass your exam then you ought to study
    • Summum Bonum
      • The highest good
      • Virtue and Happiness= summum bonum
        • Can only be reached in heaven
        • People can live virtuous lives but receive happiness
          • Life isn't fair
        • Teleological


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