Kantian Ethics and Metaphysics

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  • Kantian Ethics and Metaphysics
    • Platonic 'two realms' theory
      • Noumenal Realm
        • a priori
        • Of God and angels - pure reason
        • Humans are of both worlds
          • Phenomenal Realm
            • Of the senses / animalistic
            • Emotions, desires and inclinations
            • Immoral because not using reason / being rational
        • Accessible to everyone - egalitarian
      • Phenomenal Realm
        • Of the senses / animalistic
        • Emotions, desires and inclinations
        • Immoral because not using reason / being rational
    • Categories
      • View the world 'rose-tinted glasses
      • Untitled
    • Criticisms
      • Summam bonam contradicts unconditional nature
      • Following duties regardless of consequences is challenging
      • Adding 'if' to C.I. can allow many actions to be justified
    • Categorical Imperative
      • 1) act only on a maxim you can universalise
        • "duty for duty's sake"
          • 2) treat humans as ends in their own rights
          • 3) act like a legislating member in universal kingdom of ends
      • 2) treat humans as ends in their own rights
      • 3) act like a legislating member in universal kingdom of ends
    • Hypothetical imperative
      • Acting for consequences
      • Of phenomenal realm therefore immoral

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