Kant 's Philosophy On Moral Philosophy

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Kant really focuses his arguments regarding to moral rules that are necessary and universal, such as moral law that would hold up to all rational beings. In Kantian ethics, Kant offers two different explanations of moral law, the formula of the universal law of nature and the formula of humanity as an end in itself. In this paper, I am going to focus on explaining, reconstruct, and analyze on the first topic which is the formula of the universal law of nature regarding to the lying promise.
Kant believes that our moral judgment is right, just with the wrong reasons. Kant’s account of moral judgment is purely from reason. In the preface of “Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals” by Kant, Kant mentioned that “my aim here is directed strictly to moral philosophy…” (314). Moral philosophy, according to Kant, is referring to the rational part of human because Kant believes that human should think rationally about their action before they do it. Kant really wants us, as rational being, to use our rationality. He says “…the wholse of moral philosophy is based entirely on the part of it that is non-empirical…” (314) and then he continues on to explain that one should not be affected by their inclination and moderation in making a decision on moral action. Then, in chapter one, Kant says that “…some qualities, even though they are helpful to this good will and can make its task very much easier, nevertheless have no intrinsic unconditional worth. Rather, they presuppose a good…
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