Kantian Ethics Definitions

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Kantian Ethics
This is a theory developed by Kant who thought that moral agents have duty to act morally and obey moral laws
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Deontological
This looks at the action itself not the consequence
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Reason
The power of the mind to think, understand and form moral judgements logically
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Duty
A moral obligation or responsibility to do what is right
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A Priori
Something that is known without reference or experience e.g. 1+1=2
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A Posteriori
Something that is known though experience e.g."the rabbit is behind the tree"
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Analytic
Statements that are true by definition e.g. 1+1=2
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Synthetic
Statements that can be true or false e.g. "Jack is a butler"
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This looks at the action itself not the consequence

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The power of the mind to think, understand and form moral judgements logically

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A moral obligation or responsibility to do what is right

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Something that is known without reference or experience e.g. 1+1=2

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