Kant And Kant 's Philosophy On Ethics

970 WordsApr 21, 20154 Pages
Ethics, What is it? many a man have asked the same question. A dictionary describes ethics as-moral principles that govern a person 's or group 's behavior. Is there a universal ethical behavior ? Are all countries ethical ? Theses very same questions many philosophers have tried to figure through time from Socrates to Immanuel kant (and to this very day for the matter!). While comparing two great eathist Plato and Immanuel Kant I, the writer argue that Kant 's ideological views on ethics were far superior to Plato’s due to several factors. For one Kant was born in a more recent time and is a for lack of a better term a “modern westerner”.Some of plato 's ideas are outdated and relied heavily on ancient grecian culture . Secondly , while Plato’s version of ethics has more to do with happiness for oneself, Kantian ethics has more to do with morality and the reason why we do things. Lastly Kant 's works on ethics were more straight forward and were intended to educate people directly unlike Plato’s dialogues which are harder to interpret due t the fact that you have to make some interpretations on his works. The year is 425 bc and the great philosopher , Plato is born. Raised in Athens,Greece to a wealthy family., Plato’s parents were able to afford a good education for him and eventually became a student of Socrates and a later a teacher to Aristotle.On the grounds that one 's culture ,education, socioeconomic status ,and time period backgrounds reflect on the
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