Kant 's View On Duty Ethics

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Although everybody should respect the justice and its laws, human beings are being dependable by their personal needs, which represent feelings that need to be satisfied. These feelings are sometimes in contradiction with the morality. Giving an example, a security officer is not supposed to receive and accept any bribe for any reason but because his personal feelings translated in needs could be stronger than his morals he could accept the bribe. This is where the Duty Ethic principles come forward and point out the necessity of respecting them. In Kant’s view, Duty Ethics are based on a set of moral rules that should be universal accepted by all people and be necessary at the same time. Ideal would be if the personal feelings and instincts that a rational human being has when he performs an act of duty were not placed before the moral law. Also, the intentions are more important than the consequences. If a person does an act of good will, which has hidden intentions or goals, then his good will act would not have any moral value. The intentions of any good will action must be focused on the beneficiary to be considered moral. In addition, a person is considered moral and his actions are moral when he does not receive any material or non-material advantages that could affect the others while he recognizes that all people are equal and have the same rights.
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