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Categorical Impetrative Essay

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2. The theory cannot resolve conflicts between duties. 3. The theory applies only to rational agents. It would not apply to non-humans or to humans who are not rational, e.g., humans with brain malfunctioning, illness or persistent vegetative coma. (http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/INTRO_TEXT/Chapter%208%20Ethics/Categorical_Imperative.htm) E. Rebuttal 1. A clever person can phrase the maxim to be universalized in such a manner as to permit almost anything. By placing qualifiers on the maxim or peculiar definitions on terms a clever actor could satisfy the categorical impetrative and yet be acting in manner otherwise not consistent with it. Even though this can be present as a problem of semantics, the foundations of Categorical
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