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Kantian Ethics Continued

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 2YY3
Professor
V Igneski
Semester
Winter

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Kant Ethics ContinuedMidterm Five Short Answer10min Q Define all terms in the questionDignity of Persons Reasons determine our actions as opposed to animals who act on instinct We are autonomous beings Not always acting autonomously but have the capacity to do so We set ends and act on maxims of our own choosing We can be made to do something but we cannot force the reason for doing something upon someoneThese features of human beings our humanity is what grounds our dignity ex our incomparable and unconditional moral worth We cannot compare one human being to any other human being or to a number of human beings or compare human beings to material objectswealthCant aggregate the value of people the way utilitarians doLawsImperatives Persons We act according to our conception of laws Hypothetical Imperative Represents necessity of an action as a means for attaining something one wants IfThe
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