Essay Immanuel Kant 's Moral Principles

703 Words Oct 16th, 2014 3 Pages
“We could not prove freedom to be something actual in ourselves and in human nature. We saw merely that we must presuppose it if we want to think of a being as rational and as endowed with consciousness of its causality as regards actions” (Page 311). Immanuel Kant believed that freedom is a presupposition of morality. Kant was not concerned with the purity of your will for doing something, but rather with the derivation of moral principles from reason alone for example independently of experience. He focused on emphasized the importance of reason and the ration that comes with our moral principles. He strived to make morality and the same principles compliment all beings and make them view the world in only one way, his way. Immanuel Kant was a philosopher that believed morality is based on reason and not passion and it could be provable by reason as well. Kant’s ethics are all based off of the fundamental principle of morality, which comes with the freedom of your character and helping people, which was morally correct in his viewpoint. Kant speaks about the idea of freedom and the fundamental principle of morality. He explains that the reason that people are promoted to accomplish the correct action is because of freedom. The freedom that comes with being a human being, who entails having the freedom to make decisions, move your body and put into effect the action you are trying to take comes with being free. We have an inborn right to use that is human beings get to…

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