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Immanuel Kant's ethnics of duty

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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 if’s, and’s, or but’s) 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 we’re going to have a rational ethics, then it would have to apply to all rational beings (universal). o...
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