Three Postulates of Practical reason according to Kant

Kantian Ethics

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  • Three Postulates of Practical reason according to Kant
    • We are free beings
      • Connected to Kant's view that we are fully rational beings capable of knowing absolutely what our duty is.
      • When we make a moral decision, we are acknowledging our freedom.
    • We are immortal
    • God exists
      • Summum bonum ought to be achieved in life however that is not always the case as good things happen to bad people and horrid to the virtuous.
        • Summum bonum - 'Highest good'
        • Because Summum bonum ought to be achieved, it can be achieved. If not achievable in this life then the next, meaning we need immortality.
          • If the Summum bonum exists in the next life , then there must be someone to provide it- this person is God.

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