Essay on Kant Philosophy Of Ethical Formalism

793 Words Sep 5th, 2016 4 Pages
According to Immanuel Kant philosophy of ethical formalism the only thing that is good is a "good will". Even if the end of an individual 's action is bad, it still would be considered a moral action along as the individual enter the action with good will. Secondly Kant strongly believed that doing "one 's duty" will be bestow with moral worth. Hypothetical imperatives regard to if one wants to completed a certain task then one needs to do a certain action or steps to complete it. Also categorical imperative is to act for the sake of duty only, can be broken down in to three separate principles. Utilitarianism consist of several principles which claims that happiness should affect the greatest number of persons to be claim as the greatest good. That we as humans seek to avoid pain that in which would maximize pleasure within oneself. If one’s good action intention is to affect the greater number of individuals, then the action itself is considered a good morality. Another principle is one’s act should produce the best outcome between good and evil for the benefit of a group or society. Each action that is taken must come with a consequence and based on the consequences whether good or bad is how morality is determined. Act utilitarianism references if a particular action maximizes happiness. Contrary to rule utilitarianism where certain rules or laws can come into effect and if following the set of rules or laws would maximize happiness. Religious…

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