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4/4/11 In the Future This is the last week on Kant’s moral theory: it is also the last discussion section before the exam. Make sure that you have read through section 2 of the “Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals” We will have the second exam on the Friday of the week we return. I will have the review sheet available this week.
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4/4/11 Review Kant restates the Categorical Imperative in terms of “natural law” to help you understand how it works: “Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a universal law of nature.” Imagine all beings obey your maxim as if it were a universal law. Where does this principle come from? What is its foundation? What justifies it? If morality exists, then there are moral laws.
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4/4/11 Kant against the Golden Rule In the video we watched on morality and religion, Hitchens said that the Golden Rule is only as good as the person applying it. Treat others as you would like to be treated: well, suppose I have a death wish or do not mind being exploited or treated like a child. Suppose I am a sociopath or an imbecile. The Golden Rule ASSUMES that the person applying it has proper MORAL INTUITIONS about how they OUGHT TO BE TREATED.
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4/4/11 Do we have rights? A. Yes, obviously we have rights in the sense that the government secures us various rights, but there are no such things as natural, universal, moral rights: rights are MERE social constructions of legal precedence. B.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2011 for the course PHIL 105 taught by Professor Ruckgarber during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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