Essay on Immanuel Kant 's Critique Of Pure Reason

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Immanuel Kant was a memorable philosopher of the eighteenth century most famously credited by his work The Critique of Pure Reason, which played a role in the revolution of Western philosophy. In a later publish of Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanuel Kant introduces Kantian ethics which consist of theories such as the categorical imperative. Unlike many philosophers of the time, Kant also bases his ethical values off reason, instead of God. Also when making decisions using Kantian ethics, Kant supports the result of happiness, but not at the expense of prohibited actions. When comparing philosophical views to reach the conclusion of what is right, John Stuart Mill can be compared as he showcases the principle of utility, holding both similarities such as morality and differences such as motivation from that of Kant. Both philosophers support universal happiness, but at different expenses. While Immanuel Kant supports individual happiness, the action that resulted in the happiness must not break the supreme principle of morality, also called the Categorical Imperative. Kant’s Categorical Imperative may be explained by acting in such a way that the motivating factor, also called the maxim, of the action may become a universal law. For example if you were to be kind to a friend, the action would be done specifically for the value of kindness and not for the expectation of anything in return. Additionally, specific actions are prohibited even if that action would…

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