Exam II - of Universal Law(see Groundwork of the...

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Exam II Answer any two of the following questions. 1. Kant believes that all morality begins with freedom. Explain the manner in which Kant moves from freedom to the categorical imperative. Is he right in believing the categorical imperative will emerge from the fact that we are free? Justify your answer. 2. For Kant, one of the principal ways to determine whether I’m behaving immorally is to ask whether or not I’m cheating. What does this mean for Kant? How does it relate to the Formula
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Unformatted text preview: of Universal Law (see Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals , 70)? Support your answer with reasons. 3. In class, we discussed John Rawls’ theory of the veil of ignorance. What is this theory and how does it relate to Kantian ethics? (In this case, you should be thinking about how very harmful and specific maxims might pass the Formula of Universal Law.) How does Rawls’ theory help Kant overcome this problem? Justify your answer....
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