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should be really kept, but provided that no other overridingfactors exist. Ethical rules, some propose, are betterconstrued as generalizations rather than as categoricalcommands without any exception. Another shortcoming of Kant's ethics is its lack of solution toinstances when there is conflict of duties. Notice though thatin completely disregarding the consequences in moralevaluation of actions, Kant appears inconsistent. Concerning enjoyment in doing virtuous acts, Kant's theorydiffers from that of Aristotle. For Aristotle, the genuinelyvirtuous person totally enjoys carrying out moral acts. But forKant, a moralact involves being contrary_to somebody'sfeelings, rnatural inclinations, and wishes. In fact, the distressof well-doing is even considered by Kant as a sign of virtue.Indeed, Kant completely removes one's taste, emotion, likingand the like in the sphere of morality. Moreover, Kant's theorywould go against Christian philosophy's emphasis on love, forlove is basically a strong liking or desire. Applied religiously,Kant's stance seems to go against the biblical decree toworship and serve God with a joyful heart. In general however, Kant contributes much to the study ofmorality, affirms our consciousness of the moral law inherentto our practical reason. Kant defines human dignity as restingon the attainment of moral character, and thus not on thingslike progress in scientific advances. His categorical imperativesupports the democratic notion that all people are createdequal, from which we can derive that discrimination is notgood especially before the law. Moreover, his categoricalimperative forbids us to behave in an inconsistent andhypocritical manner. Rights TheoryThe principle of rights was proposed by Immanuel Kant.Hesaw a distinctive correlation, yet difference between theintent of the law and the enforcement of law. According to Kant government were entrusted with thecapacity to create laws by the citizen they governed inexchange for protection. Thus, governments have no right todisrupt that trust by making laws with cruel intent against thefreedom that citizens had been promised.The principles of rights theory is the notion that in order for asociety to be efficacious government must approach the
making and enforcement of laws with right intentions withrespect to the end goals of the society that it governs.Members of society give up some freedoms for theirprotection, but the government cannot infringe upon therights that citizens have been promised. Rights Theory simply means that government should practicedoing what is being decided. It indicates that governmentmust not enforce law or rules too much in the extent oferadicating all the freedoms of members of a society.