The Categorical Imperative – Universalisability : Kant

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The Categorical Imperative – Universalisability

An imperative is a statement of what should be done. We have said before that Hume realised you can’t get a should statement out of an is statement. In other words, experience can only give us hypothetical imperatives (If you want to be healthy, then you should exercise and watch what you eat). A description of the way the world is cannot tell us the way we should act.

A Categorical Imperative is a should statement, but it is not based on experience, and doesn’t rely on…


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