Essay about Analysis Of Steven Cahn 's Book, Exploring Ethics
1487 Words Oct 27th, 2014 6 Pages
Immanuel Kant believes that good will is defined by duty. He believes that “A good will is not good because of what it effects or accomplishes, nor because of its fitness to attain some proposed end, it is good only through its willing.” (Kant) Kant believes that we should act in such a way that we treat others as an end and never as a means. He says that us as people are rational human beings. He says that we should do what is rational by listening to the best rational part of us. Kant tells us about categorical imperatives, this is a tool that is given to us to figure out the most rational way of doing something. It states that we should think about our decisions before actually deciding out action. Kant states that our actions should follow the moral law. Kant encourages us to use a tool when deciphering on rational decisions and outcomes.
Aristotle believes that we should act with knowledge. He begins by telling us that “The man who does not enjoy performing noble actions is not a good man at all.”(Hoffman) He explains that we…