10-Liberal Egalitarianism Lecture

10-Liberal Egalitarianism Lecture - Kant,Rawls&...

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Edwards Song, Department of Philosophy 1. Kant and the Categorical Imperative 2. The Social Contract Theory Tradition 3. John Rawls and the Original Position 4. Rawls v. The Libertarian Kant and the Categorical Imperative 3 Points about Kant’s Moral Theory o The Moral Law is  within . The Moral Law is objective—it  does  exist.  Can be compared to the commandments of God. He believes that there really is a moral law, and when you violate it,  you really are doing something wrong. Moral law arises out of the particular structure of human agency. We are rational deliberators, rather than animals of instinct, and we  act under the idea of freedom— Freedom  demands  fidelity to the moral law. o The Ethics of Duty Actions only have   genuine moral worth   when they are done just  because they are the right things to do, or when it is done out of  respect for the moral law.  The nature of law is its  universality . Formula of Humanity
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10-Liberal Egalitarianism Lecture - Kant,Rawls&...

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