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The Ethics Of Kant 's Life

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I will begin by saying that according to Kant, consequences doesn’t have any connection with our deeds: right or wrong. Morality requires us to do the right things in life: it is a command known as the imperative. This, indeed, forces me to follow what Kant said: doing the good deeds ignoring the thought of what will be the result. This ethics of Kant rather wants me to save the lives in the ship of my other nine cruise worker. This dilemma forced me to think about my morals in life of being good. Before I say what is wrong with the decision at that instance of not saving the lives, the following dilemma on that particular website of whether or not I will save the lives of my co-workers obligated me at first with the thoughts: why should I endanger my life for the sake of others? If I die, what will happen to my family? There was particularly no wise reason of putting my own life at risk for the sake of other people who were not even my family, rather just coworkers. I was lucky enough that my friends were there for me to save my life. Maybe, it was a signal from the God that I should save my own life first. Or it was a signal from Him that it was their time to leave this world, but I still have a long way to go. On the other hand, I was thinking about what will happen of the fact when my family gets to know about my selfish act. The act of not saving lives of others and choosing to save mine in the first case would rather be known as a selfish act. However,
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