Immanuel Kant

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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was one of the most influential philosophers in the history of Western philosophy. He was a professor of philosophy at Konigsberg, in Prussia, researching, lecturing and writing on philosophy during and at the end of the 18th Century Enlightenment. His contributions to metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics have had a profound impact on almost every philosophical movement that followed him.

This essay will attempt to explain what Kant means by Maxim and Universal Law, and whether his argument is affordable in the 21st century. Of course philosophers are different in their clarifications to their argument and there are not clear way in finding accurate and clear conclusions to their arguments.
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Stage two, Universalise the maxim which means look at it not as an individual rule on the other hand as a principle for everyone, A universalized maxim will look somewhat similar to this case: In situations of category ‘Z’, everyone will do ‘Y’ which is In situations in which anyone is ill and the GP is open, that person will go to the GP, or in situations in which anyone needs to make an appointment and that person knows need to wait at least next day to see the GP, that person will falsely make it as an emergency.

Stage three, Regulate whether the universalised maxim might became a ‘Universal Law’ this is whether it is likely intended for every person to act as the universalised maxim needs. The first stage appears to be blameless; nonetheless Kant argues that the stage two might not become a universal law: uncertainty if every person started making untruthful claims, the meaning of untruthful would become extinct. In that case definitely no one would remain to make untruthful claims; subsequently there would be no such thing as claims to untruthfully make.

In Kant's terms the maxim depends upon the judgment and the judgment improves with experience. Consequently nothing is said once for all. For every single case one wants to redefine the situation and work out a suitable maxim. In no case the categorical imperative commands a single act though. Nonetheless possibly the maxim might became a universal

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