Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant - Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Critique of Pure...

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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) Works: Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals: 1785 Critique of Practical Reason: 1788 Kant: Writes during the Enlightenment: Newton Kant wants laws of morality to be as consistent, objective, and universal as scientific laws like Newton’s law of gravity. Reacts to both Empiricism and Rationalism Problems with “consequentialist” and “eudemonistic” views Moral luck Kant does not reward moral luck For Kant the intention is far more important than the results/consequences “Sorties” problem What is happiness Nature, laws, and reason Everything in nature works according to laws Rational human beings have the ability to act in accordance with reason Moral action follows from working in accordance with reason
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For something to be rational, it must be universal.
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