RQ14-KantianEthics1

RQ14-KantianEthics1 - Reading Questions #14 Note: for your...

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Reading Questions #14 Note: for your convenience, questions will reference paragraph numbers of the treatise found in the margins of your reading. Preface 1. Chart out Kant’s taxonomy of the three sciences, their characteristics and components. (378-388) 2. Why does Kant think there that any metaphysics should be purified of empirical considerations, and what further reason does he give that there must be a pure moral philosophy free of empirical considerations? (389) 3. What do you think Kant means by ‘a priori laws’ that apply to any human ‘as a rational being’? (389) 4. Why, for Kant, to be morally good, must something be done for the sake of the moral law, and not only in conformity with the moral law? (390) 5. What is the proper subject matter for the ‘metaphysics of morals’ and what three reasons does Kant give for why the task of doing a grounding for the metaphysics of morals is important? (390-391) 6. What is Kant’s aim in the Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals ? (392) First Section
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course PHIL 203 taught by Professor Errinclark during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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RQ14-KantianEthics1 - Reading Questions #14 Note: for your...

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