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Different E.G. – Let’s say you had to choose living next to one of two neighbors, & ur standard is to choose the neighbor for whom u have higher moral respect for. One neighbor is very friendly, gregarious, you have no worries that he’ll rape your wife, torture ur children, or burn down ur house. The other neighbor is a nasty person who might just rape your wife, etc. but chooses not to. You would choose the 2nd neighbor because he is more moral. o This makes an interesting point. Suppose you shape you character that you enjoy doing the good. But if you do that in Kant’s ethics, you’ll get no moral credit for doing good things because you’re acting from inclination (they cause you joy). o Here’s how you get moral credit in kant’s perspective – make yourself the type of person that enjoys doing every type of evil & then don’t do them.
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Unformatted text preview: o In Kant’s Ethics, the reward for being moral is zero. The moment you say, “What’s my reward?” you’ve screwed it up for yourself, acting from inclination. o Remember the definition of ethics: “values and principles to guide your life;” in Kant’s ethics, there are no values; u can have all the values u want, but they have nothing to do with ethics. i The goals that you have in life are outside the realm of ethics. • The Teleological Criticism (a criticism given by those who hold a teleological ethics) o “What is the point of acting ethically if nothing worthwhile is being achieved?” o Ever tried to play deontological chess? There are no goals, no one wins, no forward direction. Your first question to ask is, “What’s the point?!”...
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