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Immanuel Kant The Categorical Imperative
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The Age of Reason Immanuel Kant
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Obligations We must ask ourselves, WHO , if anyone, has the obligation to provide such things. Rights If someone has a right to health care, a job with a decent wage, shelter, sufficient food, THEN
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Kant’s One Right The one absolute right that humans have is the right to be left alone.
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KANTIAN ETHICS: OBLIGATIONS DEONTOLOGICAL/NONCONSEQUENTIALIST BASED ON REASON AND WILL REQUIRES DISCIPLINE AND SELF CONTROL REQUIRES DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR THE RIGHT REASON ETHICS IS NOT CONTINGENT UPON ONE’S FEELINGS NOR UPON THE CULTURE; RATHER, IT IS ABSOLUTE (CATEGORICAL)
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KANTIAN ETHICS ASKS “WHAT IF EVERYBODY DID THAT?” (and he assumes we will all get the same answer if we are disciplined and honest) Proposes an ideal world of self-directed individuals -- “THE KINGDOM OF ENDS”
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TYPES OF IMPERATIVES (“SHOULDS”) HYPOTHETICAL (NOT MORAL)-- THESE TAKE THE FORM OF “IF I WISH . . ., THEN I MUST . . .” IMPERATIVES OF SKILL
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