Kant - Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Days 4-6

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Will Hodgkins Phil 112 SS1 2011 Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Key: Humans are rational creatures - Humans are capable of acting for reasons - Requires two things o Take the means required to achieve the end you’ve set for yourself or drop the end. Known as the Hypothetical Imperatives o “Categorical Imperative:” An action is right if and only if: It expresses a maxim which we could will as a universal truth. Maxim: Rule that tells you how to act in a particular situation.
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Unformatted text preview: It treats humanity, whether in oneself or another person, as an end, and not merely as a means. • This is also known as the Humanity Formula. • It is ok to treat someone as both an end and a means to an end. Perfect Duties Imperfect Duties Duties to oneself-No suicide-To develop one’s talents to their fullest potential. Duties to others-No lying or making false promises.-Aid others with their morally permissible ends....
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