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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Kant, section 2, Part 1 March 9, 2011 Readings  Today we are starting the second section: Pages,19-27, Paragraphs # 1-23  Next Monday we continue the second section: Pages 27-33, Paragraphs # 24-41 Consider the following  You are a professor at UIUC. A student comes in to your office, having received a D in the course, and offers you bribe for a higher grade. They place an envelope of $500 on your desk, with a note inside saying I need a “C”, and leave. No one will ever know whether you have taken it and the student is not likely to ever admit it because to do so would ruin their chances in law school and after. Do you accept the bribe or do you return it to the Suppose that you return the A. There is nothing especially wrong with accepting the bribe, but I would worry that I might get caught and fired. B. Accepting the bribe would be wrong, because of the Golden Rule (“Do unto others as you would have then do unto you”). C. Accepting the bribe would be wrong because it would result in overall negative Practical Irrationality  In essence, Kant things MORALLY WRONG actions are irrational sorts of practical reasoning.  Here is a common sort of practical irrationality: weakness of will ....
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