RQ15-KantianEthics2 - Reading Questions #15 Note: for your...

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Reading Questions #15 Note: for your convenience, questions will reference paragraph numbers of the treatise found in the margins of your reading. 1. What sort of doubts does Kant raise about the theses he established in the first section of Grounding ? What is the position in moral philosophy of those who hold those doubts? What does he say in response to those doubts? (406) 2. Supposing no one ever acted from the motive of pure duty. For Kant, would this be a reason to suppose that duty is not the principle of morality? Why or why not? (407-408) 3. What does Kant mean that moral laws must be completely a priori ? Why must this be the case? How does Kant’s illustration from the New Testament about the goodness of God serve to illustrate his points and support his claim? (408-411) 4. What sort of being should moral principles be applicable to, and how, if this is the case, does anthropology (the study of human beings) fit in to the study of human morality? (412) 5. What power do only rational beings have, and from this what does Kant conclude that the will is? (412) 6. What, for Kant, is a command or imperative and what are some characteristics of it? What is Kant’s distinction between objective and subjective conditions, causes and
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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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RQ15-KantianEthics2 - Reading Questions #15 Note: for your...

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