Criticisms of Kantian ethics

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  • Created on: 22-04-13 11:19

Naturally, Kant's objective, reason based theory of ethics produces several difficulties;

  • Kant's apporach has been deemed too abstract in that does not tell you what is the right or wrong course of action in a particular situation - You can use the univeralisability principle to justify anything! - Alasdair MacIntyre 
  • The emphasis on 'duty' suggests that an action is performed for an underlying intention to fulfill ones duty - are motives are rarely pure, people rarely act from practical reason 
    • (putting duty above feeling is a little cold and…


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