Kant's theory of ethics

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What is Kant's theory of ethics?

Believed in an objective right of wrong based on reason. We should do the right thing because it is right and not because it fulfils our desires or is based on our feelings. We know what is right not by intuition or facts but by using our reason. 

To test a moral maxim we must ask whether everyone should follow it and we must reject it if they cannot - universalisation.

There are no such thing as moral absoloutes. His approach to ethics was deonotological, the right takes precendence over the good and basic rights and principle guide us to know which goods to follow. 

Moral Theory

Practical reason looks at evidence and arugment and tells us what ought


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