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Kant And Kant 's Theory Of Philosophy

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INFLUENCED BY: Kant was influenced by the scientist known for discovering gravity, Isaac Newton. Kant viewed the universe in a very mechanistic way, i.e., things operated according to fixed rules and emphasized the pre-eminence of reason as an authority for knowledge. It was this emphasis on reason that lead him towards his deontological theory, therefore he was concerned with the actions, not the consequences. Kant theory was influenced by: • Religion: Kant thinking was used in Britain to challenge the decline in religious faith in the nineteenth century. • Philosopher: Different philosopher was influenced by Kant’s theory. Arthur Schopenhauer was strongly influenced by Kant’s theory. • Romantic theory of poetry: The early German…show more content…
Lying is something which is very bad and wrong act. No one should lie for no reason. Example 4: In a business, the owner of the company is good to his employees. He is good because he knows his ethical and moral values. He thinks regardless of the consequences. Example 5: A sale man knows that one machine is out of order and customer don’t know about this. They are trying to buy that machine. The salesman tells the customer that machine which they are trying to buy is not correct or out of order and the sale man very well knows that it is his disadvantage. He can loss profit. But regardless of consequences, he tells that machine is out of order. Example 6: Daniel and Joseph are best friends. One friend Daniel, runs an organization which sold drugs. Joseph is a drug addict. He asks Daniel to lend some drugs to him. Here is the point where there friendship truly calls. Drug addict is a bad thing and Daniel knows it very well. Daniel refuse to give drugs to Joseph and he knows that if he will give it him it might harm Joseph. Regardless of consequences, that he might earn less profit he only save his friend life. Daniel fulfills his duty by not giving drugs to Joseph. Example 7: Kant used the example of telling a lie to show how categorical commitment can be derived by applying the principle of universalization. A person needs money urgently. His financial position is not good at all. He took a loan from another person. He know that he will not be
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