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Unformatted text preview: Promise Breaking-Kant The rightness or wrongness of actions, on the lowest level, is what is to be determined by rationality, giving universal duties. Kant’s theory is based on non-consequentiality moral principal that he calls the categorical law and is an example of deontological moral theory –according to these theories, the rightness or wrongness of actions does not depend on their consequences but on whether they fulfill duty. Duty for Kant is the underlying role of morality. Our duty and intentions combine to from our will, and the only one thing in the world that is good is a good will. To act according to duty means we are acting according to principals, not according to the final outcome of our actions. Principals is another factor in this theory, our actions must be congruent with principals that can be made universal. To be universal, the maxim must apply to absolutely everyone, everywhere, and anytime. Another stipulation in Kant’s theory is that we should never treat a person solely as a means to our own ends. It is morally wrong to use theory is that we should never treat a person solely as a means to our own ends....
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- Spring '11