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Hypothetical and Categorical
L.O: To ensure that you have a full
understanding of the hypothetical and
categorical imperative.
Read over your notes from the lessons which you have had
to self study and be ready to explain what you have
learnt/what your understanding of Kant's theory is so far.…read more

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Puzzle of Ethics…read more

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Hypothetical Imperative
An action which achieves a result or an action.
E.g. If you come to Ethics lessons then you will do
better in the exam. If you get A levels then to go to
university. If you go to university then you can get a
good job. If you get a good job then you will have a
better quality of life.
Write down 5 of your own examples of hypothetical
imperatives.…read more

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Categorical Imperative
(This is the one Kant was concerned with the most).
An absolute and universal sense of moral duty
which directs humans to the right action. These
rules apply to everyone for all time because they
are based on an objective a priori law of reason.
According to Kant `YOU SHOULD DO THIS!'
E.g. Do not murder.
Write down 5 categorical imperatives of your
own.…read more

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Kant's Maxims
Maxims are rules which are derived from
the categorical imperative. (they help to
understand what these absolute rules are.)
1. 3. Kingdom of
2. Humans as
Universalisatio ends
IMPERATIVE…read more

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Exam Practise
A) Explain the difference between Kant's
hypothetical and categorical imperative.
(25 marks)
Brainstorm and then write out a detailed
plan for this essay. Use your notes and
textbooks.…read more


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