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Sandel Reading Questions - Chapter 4-5

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1160
Professor
Chris Sweeney
Semester
Spring

Description
Boston College / Challenge of Justice Michael Sandel / Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? and Videos in connection with topics in the book Reading Questions – Chapter 4­5 Chapter 5 1) What are Kant’s approaches to duty, law, humanity, and freedom? How are  these connected to each other, if at all? Duty: only the motive of duty (doing something because it’s the right thing to do)  gives an action moral worth Law: just because a majority favors a law doesn’t make it just (rejecting  utilitarianism!) Humanity: you should not respect me because you want something from me, you  should respect me because I’m a human being with dignity. Freedom: to be free is to act according to a law given to oneself. 2) How does Kant understand the relationship among morality, freedom, and  reason? “Acting morally means acting out of duty­for the sake of the moral 
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