Identifying Different Views Of Morality Essay

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Identifying Different Views of Morality

Raymond Vuong
Lindsay Hachey (A5)
Values & Society
PP 110 Immanuel Kant first began his philosophical journey as a follower to rationalism, which is anything based off of reasoning or knowledge justifying or backing up an idea or developing a theory. Later on throughout his career, he dropped his beliefs in rationalism after 10 years of effort and thought into rationalism and came to take in the view of metaphysics. He had multiple reasons into metaphysics that he encountered throughout his life and experiences. Metaphysics is practically the very base of philosophy or also known as the first principles of philosophy which analyzes abstract concepts of life such as meaning, cause, time and space. Kant developed the theory of universalizability, this theory is the general moral principle that allows us to judge whether a maxim is moral. A maxim is the result of ones intended action in addition with their purpose of performing that action. The process of how a maxim is judged to be moral is through a situation where an outcome or solution to the problem will be the same as everyone else. As long as it meets this criteria it will be considered moral. Another theory of Kant’s is the principle for respect for persons. This theory revolves around treating people like they are worth everything to you. Kant believes that no matter how admirable your kind gesture is, it has no moral worth but I disagree with…

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