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Kant's Moral Theory-Ch5
Transcript of Kant's Moral Theory-Ch5
What is the Right Motive?
Evaluating Kant's Theory
Humans as Test Subjects in unethical manner
Study presents need for Personal Autonomy
What Can I Know?
What Ought I Do?
What Gives An Act
Not based of consequences
Morality based off Use Value-
Value to the extent of being an instrument
should not be "used"
Things are moral if it is of "Good will"
Kant - Not a relativist;
Are Rights & Wrongs
Intention is paramount
Deep respect for those who act out of a will to do the right thing
What is the Right Thing to Do?
What is the Right thing to Do?
Must have good intention
Its the motive that counts
Ought to Do
Not based on Want
Major Tenet: Categorical Imperative:
What we OUGHT to do
"Act only on that maxim you can will to become universal law"
2nd Form: People are autonomous
How are we to treat others?
Treat people as having intrinsic value
Morality is REAL & STRICTLY binding
Duty- interpreted as "The Right Thing"
Moral Equity & Impartiality
Morality derives from similarities, not difference
Impartiality - executed by willing it for all
Consistent truthful actions
Those acting good have
highest moral activity
Moral worth based on our acts
Consent is essential
Consequences not always under our control
"Act only on that maxim that you can will as a
Always treat humanity, whether in your own person or
that of another, never simply as a means but always at
the same time as an end.
Ex: Killer @ the Door
These morals are because
People are generally similar
Morals are Unconditional
Morals are Necessary
-suggestions on how to arrive at a goal