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Immanuel Kant continued…

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL105Y5
Professor
Diana Raffman
Semester
Summer

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Immanuel Kant continued -Supreme Principle of Morality Categorical Imperative: I shall never act except in such a way that I can also will that my maxim become a universal law This is basically saying that one should never act unless your maxim will become a universal law This is the formula of the universal law -Maxim Example: In order to get out of trouble, I will make a promise that I dont intend to keep. (Goal) (Actionmeans) -For Kant, being evil is making exceptions to rules -There are 3 kinds of categorical imperatives: (1) Formula of Universal Law: I shall never act except in such a way that I can also will that my maxim become a universal law. In other words, making your maxims a universal law, as it was explained above. (2)Formula of Humanity: Act in such a way that you always treat humanity never simple as a means, but always at the same time as an end. In other words, treat each person with the appropriate respect. Example: Promising to pay someone back their money and actually
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