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Kantian Ethics

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 2YY3
Professor
V Igneski
Semester
Winter

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Kant1 Rational vs Empirical FoundationUtilitarianism tries to ground itself in empirical facts Empirical considerations or the nature of persons not enough for Kant wants to ground things in pure reason Experience for Kant can derive practical rules ex look both ways before crossing street but that experience is too contingent to ground moral law in Experience however is necessary in knowing how to apply the law and also in making judgementsJudgement on what you should do and how you should judge your actions are also important2 Unconditional worthvalueThe WillThe good will is the only thing that can be regarded as good without qualification The faculty of choosing and the will is what chooses It has intrinsic and unconditional value value independent of its relationship to other thingsAll things can lead to bad consequences theres no necessary relationship between Ar
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