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  • Kantian Ethics

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    One of the beautiful things about Kantian ethics is that it is based on the individual. The individual can decide if their actions are worth doing to another person by weighing if the person would want the action done to them. The Kantian point of view is completely different from the Utilitarian point of view because the Kantian point of view deals with the individual, whereas the Utilitarian point of view deals with the group and the needs of the group. When you hear the words “basic human rights”

  • Kantian Ethics

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    lives it is their responsibility to make certain that young children will learn to make logical decisions that would contribute in a positive way in society. An ethical theory that would best describe people that influence young children would be Kantian`s ethics. His ethical theory elucidates that morality is when we act based on duty for duty`s

  • Kantian Definition

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    From a Kantian perspective, providing reparation to blacks addresses the past wrongs of slavery and gives financial support to a long time disadvantaged group. To further explain, human beings are born free and anything that violates this freedom goes against moral laws and categorical imperatives; two important factors associated with the concept of freedom. Slavery violates freedom and was used as a means to an end; making it morally wrong. Reparation corrects this action by establishing financial

  • Kantian Philosophy : Kantian Duty Ethics Essay

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    2. Define and describe Kantian Duty Ethics, with reference to the Principle of Universalizability and the Principle of Humanity. Do you find this theory plausible? Why or why not? Kantian Duty Ethics is named after its creator Immanuel Kant. The way the Kantian approaches morality is by Deontological ethical theory. The word deontology comes from the Greek word deon, which translates to duty. (thefreedictionary) In deontological ethics it’s believed that morality is primarily a matter of rights and

  • The Ethics Of Kantian Ethics

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    The impact of Kantian ethics has been truly extensive in the philosophical community for centuries now. Numerous philosophers have accepted, disputed and further developed the Kantian style of ethics in the modern era. German philosopher Immanuel Kant has established a theory based on a simple few concepts. Some of the key features of this theory are intrinsic goodness, moral worth and a few others that I will establish further later in the essay. In this thesis I will be highlighting if consequences

  • Abortion And Kantian Ethics

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    15-30 minutes. Both Aspiration as well as Dilation and Evacuation procedures can come with the risk of side effects including cramping, nausea, bleeding, sweating and infection. INTRODUCTION OF KANTIAN PHILOSOPHY To properly asses the moral implications of the practice of abortions, a background on Kantian Ethics is required. Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher who lived from 1724-1804. Kant believed the consequences of an action are morally irrelevant. Instead, he focused on the motivation behind

  • The Nature Of Kantian Consequentialism

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    For Silber, Kantian consequentialism is benign because it does not concern the actual consequence of an action but rather the willed consequences. When agents act as the result of an imaginary law, expected or intended consequences of an act result. As we have seen Silber argues that the nature of Kantian consequentialism is subjunctive consequentialism as the inhabitants of consequences of an act all acted on maxims which were analyzed according to the subjunctive consequences of the action as

  • Utilitarian vs. Kantian

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    This paper was written during the final exam for an ethics class, from memory. As such, there are no referances, but it still makes for a pretty good outline for a paper on utilitarian and Kantian ethical theories. With so many varying views on morals and ethics, trying to use reason in ethics without resorting to emotional judgments is difficult. The first stop to overcoming this obstacle is to begin by studying ethical theories. Once a good grasp of the theories has been established

  • Kantian Philosophy Analysis

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    subjective universality because the subjective universality of an aesthetic judgement is opposed by most of the critics such as Charlie Broad and Paul Crowther since the question of the variety of tastes is asked by this above mentioned followers. Kantian aesthetics should be sought for the pure possibility of subjective universality. This means that

  • On Utilitarianism and Kantian Ethics

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    1. Introduction There is little doubt that Utilitarianism and Kantian Ethics are by far the two most important ethical theories throughout contemporary philosophy. Though both attempt to answer questions about morality and behavior, the two theories have many fundamental differences: one evaluates actions in terms of the utility they produce whereas the other considers whether actions fulfill duty; one emphasizes consequence where the other highlights intentions; one sees desire as essential while