PHILOSPOHY EXAM 3

PHILOSPOHY EXAM 3 - 1. Kants claim that the consequences of...

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1. Kant’s claim that the consequences of an action do not make it moral Claims that what makes an action moral is its motive (good will) Good will doing well because its right Motive o Philanthropist: strong desire to help o Misanthrope: helps because they have too Your motive or self interest (maxim) can be for the wrong reason Your action can be bad for the right purpose 2. Kant’s claim that only actions done from duty have moral worth, and his illustrations of this 3. The Categorical Imperative and its application as the supreme principle of morality; maxims that pass and maxims that fail the test of the Categorical Imperative Supreme principle of morality: act only on that maxim through which you can at the same time if that it were the universal law Categorical (absolutely) imperative (obligation): must follow! Test: what would be the case if everyone acted the way your about to act (personal rule) o If you can live in that world: do it o
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