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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/4/11 Lecture 16: Final Day on Kant March 16, 2011
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4/4/11 Review We spoke last time about rights and how Kant believed that people had basic rights and, therefore, duties to respect those rights. This is just another way of trying explain how the notion of EQUALITY and the CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE results a set of specific right and wrong ways of treating people. Those fundamental rights, any violation
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4/4/11 Do you do something immoral and wrong when A. Yes, that act is wrong, because you should always help others and love your neighbor. B. No, that act is not immoral, because giving the spare change would not bring about better consequences
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4/4/11 Imperfect Duties Imperfect duties to self and to others relate to a concern with happiness. They are “broad” and “meritorious”. Imperfect duties concern one’s own happiness and that other persons. We do NOT have a strict duty to be concerned for the happiness of everyone or at all times.
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