Immanuel Kant bio

Immanuel Kant bio - Lou Raia Dropbox #3 Immanuel Kant was...

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Lou Raia Dropbox #3 Immanuel Kant was an 18 th century German philosopher, author, and scholar. His work in the areas of morality and ethics have long been studied and used as a base point by later generation philosophers. He took an entirely different approach to the issue vs. utilitarian thinking of those such as Bentham by using a deontologist approach. “Deontologists maintain that actions are morally right or wrong independent of their consequences.” (DeGeorge). In other words, we are who we are long before the consequences are determined. Kant believed that we impose rules and ethical behavior on ourselves because we understand right or wrong. Kant called it “rational” and I prefer logic but they read the same when one thinks about them clearly. Kant clearly was only speaking of humans as we are the only truly rational beings in the universe (though that may not always seem so, ha!) It seems to me Kant was heavily into self-analysis for each of us to determine right from wrong. He
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course MGMT 368 taught by Professor Green during the Spring '10 term at Columbia College.

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Immanuel Kant bio - Lou Raia Dropbox #3 Immanuel Kant was...

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