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Lecture 14 - Kant Deontology deon duty What matters for...

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Kant Deontology - deon - duty What matters for Kant is the will. Kant’s philosophy is very thorough. He wrote on morals, epistemology, metaphysics, etc. Take philosophy according to Kant. It can be divided into pure (reason) and empirical (experience). Physics and anthropology are philosophies for Kant. Pure philosophy - you don’t need any particular experience from the world. Anyone can access this if they spend the appropriate amount of time. Pure philosophy has two branches. Determinate is metaphysics, formal is logic. Metaphysics is the thought of objective reality, which may or may not be what we experience. In metaphysics we ask questions about the nature of beings we can’t see, including God/the One, as well as causes and effects. Metaphysics includes the natural part of metaphysics (how things are caused even if we can’t see the cause) as opposed to morals. Moral laws have objective reality. For Aristotle, the greatest good is eudaimonia. For the utilitarians, the ultimate good is happiness. For Kant, there is no end or outcome or consequence that has independent
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