Kant and Categorical imperitive

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KANT'S THEORY

  • deontological
  • absolute

MORAL DUTY

  • innate moral duty
  • existence of conscience & feelings of guilt/shame tell us when we violate this moral duty
  • moral duty revealed to us through reason
  • act morally is to perform one's duty & one's duty is to obey the innate moral laws
  • constantly in battle with our inclination- ignore feelings
  • ought implies can
  • we are all aiming to reach supreme good (Summum bonum)
  • immortal soul can reach summum bonum
  • God is necessary for morality

MORAL STATEMENTS

  • A priori synthetic

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