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Categorical Imperative Kant

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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was arguably one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Kant thought that it was possible to develop a consistent moral system by using reason. Kant theories were focused on a person act and moral duties. Kant believed that he was putting forward something that would help people deal with the moral dilemmas of everyday life, and provide all of us with a useful guide to acting rightly. Kant indentifies a foundation to morally correct action in a form of psychological motivation. Different principles such as fidelity, justice and gratitude play major roles in this field (Close & Meier, 1995; Johnson, 2004; Jones & Carlson, 2001 Solomon, 1996). Kant wanted to base morality in reason. The result would be that two moral acts could never contradict each other.…show more content…
In other words, only do things that everyone else should do. It is not enough to abide by universal laws, you have to do it, because is a universal law in order to be truly moral. If you do something for your own purposes that just happens to agree with the categorical imperative, it isn't a moral act. You have to actively try to abide by the categorical imperative in order to be moral. Kant goes further to say it is not enough to abide by universal laws, you have to do it due to the fact it is a universal law in order to be truly moral. If you do something for your own purposes that just happens to agree with the categorical imperative, it isn't a moral act. You have to actively try to abide by the categorical imperative in order to be moral. This makes morality always a subjective choice. There are Police officers with good morals and with bad. One might assume, however, that people who want to fight crime and protect the public have a lot of
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