Essays Tagged: "Categorical imperative"

Kant's caterogorical imperative. Discription of how the c.i works

The central concept of Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals is the categorical imperative. "The conception of an objective principle, in so far as it is obligatory for ... hall do because the will is obligated to act in the manner in which it conforms with moral law. The categorical imperative is an obligation by the will to act so that the action can be classified as a ... al law. When one acts in conformity with the universal law at all times, they are following out the categorical imperative. This differs from the hypothetical imperative in that the hypothetical imper ...

(3 pages) 177 0 2.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Categorical Imperative vs. Utilitarianism

Kant: the Universal Law Formation of the Categorical ImperativeKantian philosophy outlines the Universal Law Formation of theCategorical Impe ... the nature of her late husband'sdeath' (M1) passes both parts of the Universal Law Formation of theCategorical Imperative. Consequently, according to Kant, M1 is a moralaction.The initial stage of th ... tly, according to Kant, M1 is a moralaction.The initial stage of the Universal Law Formation of the CategoricalImperative requires that a maxim be universally applicable to allrational beings. M1 succ ...

(6 pages) 253 0 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Kant's Categorical imperative.

d that there was an absolute moral law that carried with it a universal validity. It is through his categorical imperative that he attempts to discover and understand this a priori law. Kant effective ... attempts to discover and understand this a priori law. Kant effectively shows us where and when his categorical imperative can be successfully, as well as unsuccessfully, implemented.The basic notion ...

(5 pages) 199 0 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Kant's Categorical Imperative.

Immanuel Kant claims that moral judgments must be based on the categorical imperative. He argues for this claim by first exploring the characteristics of human dec ... argues that the only principle of action that adequately accounts for these characteristics is the categorical imperative. I shall discuss Kant's argument by first explaining the characteristics that ... rst explaining the characteristics that he thinks make humans moral. Second, I shall explain Kant's categorical imperative to a controversial moral situation in order to demonstrate how it works.Kant ...

(3 pages) 241 2 3.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Kant and MacIntyre: What determines morality?

ral? Two philosophies on this issue come from Immanuel Kant's writings in "Good Will, Duty, and the Categorical Imperative" and Alasdair MacIntyre's writings in "Tradition and the Virtues". The Kantia ... rder to be considered moral, and can be applied to everyone. These universal principles are called "categorical imperatives" (Kant 165) that demand a certain action out of an individual. This type of ...

(8 pages) 153 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Society in relation to Stakeholder Theory

consider. Freeman's stakeholder approach argues that the classical Friedmanite view violates Kant's categorical imperative (Freeman 247). However Freeman's proposed solution is also inadequate. This t ... on maker ultimately determines social good of an action. Virtues take predominance when there is no categorically binding principle. Hence each decision is based both on ethical grounds and practical ...

(5 pages) 291 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Rousseau and Kant on Law

owever they take very different paths in order to reach this agreement. Kant's universal law is his categorical imperative, whereas Rousseau's uses his general law in his sovereign.According to Rousse ... enters.Kant, on the other hand, has a different idea on his concept of law. Kant's universal law or categorical imperative is belief by which man ought to act. This moral action should be done in such ...

(4 pages) 74 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Kant's Critique of Utilitarianism and a Maxim put through the categorical Imperative.

ways in which we must act, no matter what our individual desires or needs or utility might be. The Categorical Imperative is an idea of reason. This knowledge is not derived from experience but rathe ... hat people got that put work and effort into studying for the test.Kant claims that acting from the categorical Imperative "reveals to us our freedom and dignity", by this he means that Dignity brings ...

(2 pages) 83 2 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Kant and the Categorical Imperative.

. We shall explore some of the a priori foundations of morality paying special attention to Kant's 'categorical imperative' and what exactly this was designed to solve in moral theory.To have moral wo ... this is an instance of "good will".Kant's most well known contribution to ethical discussion is the categorical imperative. There are three key propositions that form the basis of Kant's ethics. They ...

(7 pages) 235 1 4.6 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

'We all know what good means'.

nciple example of a deontologist is Kant, who advocates a system of life based on what he calls the categorical imperative, which in a simple form may be stated as the rule, 'do unto others as you wou ...

(2 pages) 49 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Compare and Contrast two ethical theories.

tivist situation ethics. The deontological ethics focuses on actions made according to duty and the categorical imperative - which shows how acts are intrinsically good or bad. The situation ethics st ... rescriptive. Once a person knows of a moral requirement it is their reason for doing something. The categorical imperative helps us to know which actions are obligatory and which are forbidden."All im ...

(9 pages) 238 0 2.6 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays

What is the Connection between Kant's View on Suicide and his Understanding of the Moral Law?

y as an end in itself, and that ultimately suicide is morally wrong. According to Kant there is one Categorical Imperative, which should act as the supreme principle of morality. Kant highlights the c ... ns that Kant reaches his conclusions about suicide, in many different ways.Kant first describes the categorical imperative in the following way: "Act only in accordance with that maxim through which y ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Kantian ethics: In search of flawless morals

questioning external authority, can one expect to reach knowledge that is true, i.e. unbiased. The categorical imperative is one of his most famous concepts, and it amounts to a self-directed persona ... of ethics can be inferred from the maxims that support each action, and each maxim must result from categorical imperative, which is the like a golden rule; every action that is a result of such rule ...

(5 pages) 131 0 4.3 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Immanuel Kant VS Canada's Liberalism

d and rule based, with no room for exceptions. His main principle for his ethical philosophy is the Categorical Imperative. There are two principles that form the basis of Kant's ethics. They are: "ac ... s for an airplane is safe for school? The liberal rules in Canada do accommodate exceptions, Kant's Categorical Imperative would agree. The Imperative would state that too allow people to carry weapon ...

(6 pages) 24 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Kant's Categorical Imperative

Kant?s Categorical Imperatives of the Fundamental Principle of Morality In section one of Grounding for the ... ons that he holds to be our common understanding of morality. In the second section he outlines the Categorical Imperative of the fundamental principle of morality to show that it has a particular for ... ndamental principle of morality to show that it has a particular form and end to it. Kant uses this Categorical Imperative to show that the five examples of our common understanding are valid. In this ...

(5 pages) 76 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Kantian Morality

de to and system of ethics and morality.The Kantian Theory of Ethics hinges upon the concept of the Categorical Imperative, or the process of universalization. Kant describes taking a possible action, ... situations. Certain moral duties, for instance, are brought about by relying on more than just the Categorical Imperative and process of universalization, specifically on the subjective definitions o ...

(4 pages) 52 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors


answer here is rather brief. Score: 7/13.3State and interpret Kant’s First Formulation of the Categorical Imperative. You may want to use an example. Do you think that Kant’s First Formulat ... o others as you would have them do unto you?” Explain briefly.Kant’s First Formulation of Categorical Imperative is the belief to act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Comparsion of John Stewary Mill and Emanuel Kants Philosophies on Morality

ngness of an act is determined by the consequences. Kant's ethics of pure duty is the basis for his categorical imperative, which provides the basis for his universal duty based theory. Mill's theory ... and reason produces that absolute statement for moral action. Kant believes that reason dictates a categorical imperative for moral action. To be moral one cannot have the condition of "if I want to ...

(9 pages) 56 1 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Moral status

hether in thine own person or in that of any other, always as an end, never merely as a means"; the categorical imperative here views humanity as an end, not as a measure of one's abilities and merits ... autonomy and rationality gives humans intrinsic value which is best explained again through Kant's Categorical Imperative: to treat persons as a means, not as an end. Treating persons as an end, rath ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2012

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Ethical Philosophy

The Categorical FalsehoodEthics is a difficult study to be manipulated into a science, as few sciences w ... generalities that dictate the way people should behave. Kant, through the first formulation of his categorical imperative, makes such an attempt, and in doing so fails to create a desirable scheme fo ... aking ethical decision-making unnecessarily difficult.When speaking of the first formulation of the categorical imperative, I am referring to the claim by Kant that "the universal imperative of duty c ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Feb/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature