Kant - KANTIANISM[A Themes in our Ordinary Moral Reasoning...

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KANTIANISM [A] Themes in our Ordinary Moral Reasoning Kantianism is designed to capture: (a) Moral reasons are the most important; they override other kinds of reasons for acting. (b) The motive behind an action is the most important factor in determining its moral normative status. (Consider cases of “moral luck”.) (c) Each person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. (d) It is morally wrong to take advantage of the forbearance of others, to make a moral exception of oneself: “What if everyone were to do that?” [B] Categorical and Hypothetical Imperatives Because morality tells you what you ought to do -- it issues commands or orders -- it must be expressed by imperatives . Because it overrides all other reasons for acting -- it makes unconditional demands -- it must be expressed by categorical imperatives. (i) Hypothetical Imperatives : These are conditional imperatives, sentences of the form: ‘If. ..., then [Order]’. If the condition is not one that everyone wants, it is problematic . If this condition
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