Immanuel Kant's ethnics of duty

Immanuel Kant's ethnics of duty - standard, & this...

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Immanuel Kant’s Ethics of Duty Immanuel Kant – 1774-1804; two reasons why Siegmann respects Kant: o the breadth of his philosophy is deep, spoke on politics, metaphysics, aesthetics; most philosophers who have become famous have done so in only one or two areas; only very few have succeeded with an integrated philosophy concerning many areas of philosophy o the span of his influence; every philosophy since Kant has had to take a position on Kant o Kant read Hume & was upset that he maintained that there’s no rational basis for ethics; Kant wanted to answer him; Kant said that if we’re going to have an ethics, we’re going to have some sort of
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Unformatted text preview: standard, & this would take the form of an imperative. o 2 types of imperatives: m hypothetical imperative If you want x, then you must do y. (conditional) m categorical imperative You must do y. (no ifs, ands, or buts) o Kant says that you cannot begin your ethics with a hypothetical imperative; it forces you to ask, Is the x good or bad? o Secondly, if were going to have a rational ethics, then it would have to apply to all rational beings (universal). o...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY PHI2600 taught by Professor Siegmann during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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