Kantian Resolution Essay

1373 Words Apr 22nd, 2012 6 Pages
Camillia Lamar
Philosophy 303-03
Professor Jonathan Schonsheck

Option 1
Step # 1: I, Camillia Lamar, a student at Le Moyne College, will attend a two hour tutoring session at the Academic Support Center in the Noreen Reale Falcon Library every Saturday and Sunday until the end of the semester in order to receive higher grades in my Religion and English classes.
Step # 2: Circumstances: A college student experiencing some academic challenges. Aim: Receive higher grades in my classes. Mean: Attend tutoring sessions.
Step # 3: Could I, Camillia, a student at experiencing academic challenges, will this maxim a universal law? Would I, Camillia, be content to live in a world where this maxim is a moral requirement, when I
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I would seek help from anyone who is willing and able to help me.
I could will this maxim a universal law; therefore, the action is morally permissible.
I could will this maxim a universal law because in the perspective of a student, tutor, professor and parent, I would be content living in a world where this maxim is a moral requirement. As a tutor, I would be content with this maxim because I could help others achieve their educational goals. As a tutor, it is required of me to help others. As a professor, I would be content with this maxim because it shows that the students are dedicated to improving my skill. As a parent, I would be content with this maxim because I want to see my child achieve their educational goals as well.

Option 2
Step # 1: I, Camillia Lamar, a student at Le Moyne College, will cheat my way through English and Religion class by using a former student’s graded assignments this semester to receive higher grades in my classes.
Step #2: Circumstances: A college student experiencing some academic challenges. Aim: Receive higher grades in my classes. Mean: Will cheat.
Step #3: Could I, Camillia Lamar, a student experiencing academic challenges, will this maxim a universal law? Would I, Camillia, be content to live in a world where this maxim is a moral requirement, when I consider it in the perspective of a student?
No I, Camillia, would not be content to live in a world where this maxim is a moral requirement because in the

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