Essays Tagged: "Kant"

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 conce ... tt, 38) The categorical imperative must be found A Priori and it excludes all interests and desires.Kant uses four examples to better describe the working of the categorical imperative in Fundamental ... is suffering from many misfortunes in life and wishes to commit sucicide on the basis of self-love. Kant declares that this cannot be the categorical imperative at work because the maxim derived from ...

(3 pages) 177 0 2.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Freedom and reason in Kant

Morality, Kant says, cannot be regarded as a set of rules which prescribe the means necessary to the achieveme ... will is materially determined the question of its morality does not arise.This consideration leads Kant to one of his most important theses. If the moral character of willing is not determined by the ... the ability to will in obedience to such a law leads us to postulate the freedom.The freedom which Kant is talking about, is not only a negative freedom consisting in the absence of constraint by emp ...

(6 pages) 265 1 5.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Categorical Imperative vs. Utilitarianism

Kant: the Universal Law Formation of the Categorical ImperativeKantian philosophy outlines the Unive ... both parts of the Universal Law Formation of theCategorical Imperative. Consequently, according to Kant, M1 is a moralaction.The initial stage of the Universal Law Formation of the CategoricalImperat ... aramedic, then decide whether you would willsuch a universal law.I agree with the morality based on Kantian principles because it isstrict in its application of moral conduct. Consequently there is no ...

(6 pages) 253 0 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

My essay examines the importance western society has placed on beauty and the ever changing ideals imposed upon women.

hen be concerned with an overview of each decade's particular take in female beauty.According to Kant, the judgement of beauty is different from cognitive or moral judgement because it is effected ...

(11 pages) 573 8 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The essay deals with Kant and how his view on rationailty determine's his view on morality, referring to his idea of duty

For Kant, the best way to live is the morally good way. This is not because of morality's bestowal to ha ... y, these principles are in some sense 'built in' to the composition of our intellectual capacities. Kant says that the good will is the "condition" of everything else that is good. We can see that, at ... the motive of duty are the things that duty requires us to will. So, if I am right to suggest that Kant believes that everything that is good is good because it either is the good will or is the obje ...

(3 pages) 159 0 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Ethics: Argues points made by Prof. Raymond Angelo Belliotti's essay Sexual Intercourse Between Consenting Adults Is Always Permissible

boo sexual relations let us look at the general overview of his argument. He begins by using one of Kant's maxims "it is morally wrong to treat someone merely as a means to his own end", and I think t ...

(6 pages) 64 1 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Human Freedom as the Basis of Morality.

According to Kant, feeling of obligation is a moral feeling, a respect for the moral law. It has no external sour ... something and transfer it into action, the principle that determines our will is only valid for us. Kant calls these kinds of principles maxims. There is no consensus among maxims. We always start wit ... uld be able to translate our subjective maxim into an objective law and make it valid for everyone. Kant expresses this idea in these words: "So act that the maxim of your will always hold at the same ...

(5 pages) 77 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Kant's Categorical imperative.

The constant dilemma that Kant is dealing with in Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals is attempting to find a rational fou ... sics of Morals is attempting to find a rational foundation or connection between all moral conduct. Kant believed that there was an absolute moral law that carried with it a universal validity. It is ... s through his categorical imperative that he 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 ...

(5 pages) 199 0 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Discuss the Role of Organization.

e had numerous opinions as to the origin of our order. Plato claimed we encompass innate ideas, and Kant stated, "space and time are structures of the mind" (119). "Our brain is prepared to receive an ...

(2 pages) 196 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Peut-on comparer l'histoire de l'humanité à l'histoire d'un homme ?

ne explication satisfaisante de l'évolution de l'humanité dans son ensemble ? Lorsque Kant assimile les Lumières à la maturité, sous-entend-il que toute l'histoire d ... agrave; des maturités qui n'ont pas grand chose à voir avec celle des Lumières kantiennes, ont le tort de précisément vouloir construire une histoire de l'humanit&ea ...

(5 pages) 18 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This paper is about the life and theories of renowned Socioliogist, Karl Marx. It summarizes his life from childhood until his death.

king part in demonstrations for a constitution for Prussia and reading such authors as Voltaire and Kant, known for their social commentary. His mother, Henrietta, was originally from Holland and neve ...

(9 pages) 146 0 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Free will & Determinism - The debate.

ree will, this has led to difficulty in applying it to human behaviour. Philosophers such as Plato, Kant and Descartes have all acknowledge the existence of free will, to a varying degree. The exercis ...

(7 pages) 358 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Do infants have an innate ability to recognise the human face and imitate facial expressions?

er or not infants are born with innate knowledge has been a long one. Nativist philosophers such as Kant (1781/1958) and Descartes (1638/1965) believed that certain abilities and understandings about ...

(7 pages) 124 1 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

This is an essay for ethics class on what moral theories i would adopt and follow

the course I learned many theories that tried to provide answerers on the search for good and evil. Kant's theory on deontology, Freud's theory on psycho egoism and self deception Theory of Ethical co ... any of the theories that I learned in class it would be the theory of ethical conventionalism, and Kant's theory on deontology.I would choose ethical conventionalism because the theory reduces moral ...

(2 pages) 163 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"An Examination of the Christology of Friedrich Schleiermacher"

tology has been described as "humanistic Christology" as he rejected the rationalist Christology of Kant and tried to incorporate more elements of experience and feeling (gefuhl) into his ideas about ... (gefuhl) into his ideas about human thought, particularly within the field of religion. He had read Kant from an early age and came to believe that Kant's Christology did not do humans justice. He bel ...

(7 pages) 52 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Society in relation to Stakeholder Theory

ave to 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. ...

(5 pages) 291 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Kant and Mill's Theories

Kant and Mill's TheoriesIn July of 1994, Paul J. Hill, a former Presbyterian minister and later a pr ... ll should have acted. The two philosophical approaches that will be examined and contrasted are the Kantian and Utilitarian perspectives. Kant and Mill's point of view on the actions of Paul J. Hill w ... f Paul J. Hill will be presented based on their theories. Lastly, I will explain why I believe that Kant's theory provides a more plausible account of morality.Kantianism and Utilitarianism are two th ...

(9 pages) 337 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

What is Enlightment?

According to Kant Enlightenment is a man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturity. Immaturity is the inabili ... at a meaning can be attributed to that critical interrogation on the present and on ourselves which Kant formulated by reflection on the enlightenment.

(2 pages) 41 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Setting Up A Moral System

on, but on some higher moral standard that is placed upon them. Examples ofnon-consequentialism are Kant's Duty Ethics and Divine Command Theory. The conflictbetween the two is whether to do what is b ...

(2 pages) 76 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Werther el Espejo del Romantisismo

g Goethe, una serie de eventos en su vida personal, además de la mentalidad de personas como Kant y Schiller, lo llevo a escribir una obra que terminaria por convertirse en el icono del romanti ...

(13 pages) 20 0 0.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature