Weaknesses In Kant's Morality

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  • Weaknesses In Kant's Morality
    • 1) Motivations - Kant said that morality is based in reason alone. Reason does not involve 'inclinations' (emotions and desires). BUT, to perform a moral act, we must have the desire to perform a moral act
      • Reason does not include emotions and reason alone doesn't motivate us to act. How can Kant then explain the motivational force of ethics?
    • 2)  There are situations where we are faced with two competing moral obligations - which universal law should we follow.
      • Should we still 'Never Lie' even if a murderer asks us to tell him where a fellow student is? Should I give up my seat to the elderly lady or the pregnant lady?


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