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    categorical imperative n. In the ethical system of Immanuel Kant, an unconditional moral law that applies to all rational beings and is independent of any personal motive or desire QUICK FACTS * NAME: Immanuel Kant * OCCUPATION: Philosopher * BIRTH DATE: April 22, 1724 * DEATH DATE: February 12, 1804 * PLACE OF BIRTH: Kaliningrad (now Konigsburg), Russia * PLACE OF DEATH: Kaliningrad (now Konigsburg), Russia Profile Immanuel Kant was born on April 22, 1724, in Kaliningrad

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    Categorical Imperative: Categorical Imperative is an ethical theory, which focuses on decisions that are both moral and rational. This theory takes universal laws in consideration and focuses on rules, principles, duty and goodwill. This theory is basically based on our ability to act as rational human beings. A good example of Categorical Imperative universal theory is “In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.” (Immanuel)

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    action on our part. Duties then lead to imperatives which are commands. There are two types of imperatives:

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    Explain with examples, Kant 's theory of the Categorical Imperative Kant believed that there is an 'objective moral law ' this meant, he did not depend on a point of view. If there is a moral law there is a duty to obey this law. To act morally, it is necessary to have a good will for example to help someone just because it would be the right thing to do in the certain situation. Morality is made up of 'categorical imperatives ' meaning that you should do something simply because they are the

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    Having argued for the view that hypothetical imperatives are wrong, I now wish to consider rival views. The other imperative that Kant talks about is the categorical imperative; wish is known to be the right one. “Categorical, or unqualified, imperatives are the right kind of imperatives, because they show proper recognition of the imperial status of moral obligation” (pg. 128). Kant named it, categorical imperatives (CI), which according to Kant is a strategy for control of morality in any course

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    The word “imperative” can be used in multiple contexts. In all contexts, it is defined as a command. Kant introduces two types of imperatives that can distinguish the level of significance each plays in determining if an action is morally right or wrong, good or bad. These commands are called categorical imperatives and hypothetical imperatives. Categorical imperatives are viewed as “unconditional demands.” These commands are mandatory and in no way, can be opted out of by a rational agent. In every

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    First Formulation and Privacy In Kant’s Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant discusses morality to revolve around imperatives that remain true and applicable to all situations. Categorical imperatives are rules that must be followed regardless of one’s personal desires which may exemplify greed, power, money. Kant recognizes that these “abilities and traits can become extremely evil and destructive if the will behind these gifts of nature and the character they produce is

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    Introduction:Kant’s categorical imperative and the Emptiness Charge in Kant’s Moral Philosophy The emptiness charge derived from best Hegel’s known criticism of morality, at the first glance it is Hegel’s criticism of the first formulation of Kant’s category imperative, namely‘Act only on that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law’, it soon became somehow Hegel’s whole objection to Kant’s moral law. Hegel find many shortcomings in Kant’s morality

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    KANTIANT ETHICS ON CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVES Nicole Vang Philosophy 3360: Business Ethics Ryan S. Hellmers June 8, 2015  Immanuel Kant is one of the most important and hardest philosophers in history. Kant’s thinking of philosophy is based on human autonomy, the understanding of human and their reasons. An action of moral worth is not the aftermath by the action, but the motive behind it. He argues that the only motives for these reasons are from universal principles, leading to his famous statement

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    that it is our duty as individuals to utilize our ability to wield reason and rationality as morally autonomous beings. These obligations manifest to Kant in two distinctive forms: those that are Hypothetical Imperatives and those that are Categorical Imperatives. The Hypothetical Imperative is conditionally applied, as it demands execution of an action

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