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PHLA11 WEEK 4 LECTURE 7 1 Unit 1: Moral Theories -according to Kant, morality is not about improving wellbeing or bringing about the most happiness, what morality has to do with is fairness and respect for each individual as a human being -Kant had different proposals for the fundamental principle of morality and regarded them as equivalent, seemed to think that they got the same verdicts about which acts were permissible and which were impermissible -Principle of Universalizability—an act is right if and only if its maxim is universalizable -a maxim is universalizable if and only if it is possible to act successfully on the maxim, in the world in which everyone acts on the same maxim -a maxim is a principle of your action, principle you’re acting on when you act: what you are about to do and why you are about to do it -maxim is intended action + reason you’re doing it -Kant believes every action has a maxim, we do not always consciously formulate our maxims but we act on it regardless -when we are not doing maxims, we are doing mere bodily movements, such as sneezing -Kantianism says whether an act is permissible or not depends on its maxim, on what you are intending to it and why -for utilitarianism only the consequences are important, the motive has nothing to do with the morality of the action -however, for Kantianism the morality of an action depends on its maxim, rather than its consequences that is because our maxims are within our control but the consequences of our actions are not -if your act is not universalizable then in the real world, the only reason you can act s
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