Kantian Ethics

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Kant was an individual of the European Enlightenment; the attempt to get beyound authority and superstition and deal with the world on the basis of reason. He believed in 3 key points:

1) human reason determines moral truths

2) individual autonomy (freedom)

3) a sense of duty

He rejects the ideas of making moral decisions by:

We have an 'innate moral awareness which Kant calls 'the moral law within'

  • emotion
  • inclination
  • religion
  • consequences

For Kant, IF…


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