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1. At the very heart of Kant’s deontological ethics is the human capacity for higher-order thinking and reasoning. It is exactly this ability that requires us to act in accordance with our moral duty that is independent of any external motivation or influence. Kant believes that the rightness or wrongness of our actions must not depend on their consequences since they can always be influenced by our personal desires and intentions. Thus, in every situation, it is our moral obligation to do what is right even if it leads to an unfavorable outcome. 2. Based on what I understand, the categorical imperative is an absolute command that helps us fulfill our unconditional duty to act morally. As the foundation of Kant’s ethical system, this

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