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    Immanuel Kant's Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, states theory might be isolated into three fields: material science (the investigation of the physical world), morals (the investigation of ethics), and rationale (the investigation of consistent standards). These fields may include either "experimental" investigation of our encounters, or "immaculate" examination of ideas. "Power" is the investigation of unadulterated ideas as they identify with good or physical experience. Individuals…

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    Liberal and Conservative Views of Immanuel Kant and Niccolo Machiavelli: The success of the governance of a state relies on leaders methods of gaining and retaining power while constructing society. Immanuel Kant’s ([1784] 2013) book Answer the Question: “What is Enlightenment?” sets the foundation of gaining and retaining power while constructing society around the process of enlightening subjects and eventually transferring political power. Niccolo Machiavelli’s ([1513] 2006) The Prince…

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    demand that the others enter into a contract resembling the civil one and guaranteeing the right of each (Kant pg 115).” Immanuel Kant has the idea of perpetual peace that could only be obtained through our universal morality. He writes a lot about morality to try and inform his readers that internationally, morality within humans needs to be acted on in a way other humans would agree with. Kant wants humans to act in a universally accepted manner. For example, if you believe stealing is okay,…

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    Topic One Immanuel Kant was an extremely influential philosopher in the 18th century, who many consider to be the father of modern philosophy. His groundbreaking work on morality is best exemplified in his book, The Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals. This book introduces readers to the concepts of morality and the idea of what it means to have good will. Metaphysics is defined as a branch of philosophy that deals with the first principle of things which includes concepts such as being,…

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    with something without considering the consequences? Immanuel Kant argues that we as people should not act for reasons because if we do, we will be self-contradicting ourselves. He believes that we are being morally irrelevant if we base are wrong doings or right doings with consequences before we choose to do the action. He believes we should be willing to accomplish our duties and tasks without worrying about the aftermath of an action. Kant believes it should be a requirement for us to obey…

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    Immanuel Kant was prevalent philosopher who focused on the morality in his 18th century work “Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals.” Here, he separates the branches of knowledge, what is inherently good, and the imperatives to guide morality. The first major premise of his Kant’s view of morality is his division thesis; it separates ethics into two groups: rational and empirical. The rational side, marked by its sole use of reasoning and logic is called morals. In contrast, the empirical…

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    According to Immanuel Kant, 18th century philosopher, the moral worth of an action depends only on the intentions of its performer, not on the consequences. It is one’s duty or respect of moral law to act in the way of what is morally right, not in a way that he/she wants or desires. Another requirement of an action to be called moral is that it should be performed out of the good will. Action according with good will means, that that action is not done for another end, in is done for its own…

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    of a similar concept was the German philosopher Immanuel Kant, who claimed that morality was the result of our freedom to make choices for ourselves that define and shape us (Velasquez, 2014, 7-4c). It is in this…

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    According to a German philosopher Immanuel Kant, “emotions are entirely distinct from reason and rationality. They do not yield knowledge” (Blum, 1980). Reason and emotion have been viewed as distinct entities of the human mind for a long time. with reason being accepted as the more consistent and objective way of knowing by a lot of people. The implication of the prescribed statement that reason can only work that emotions works so well is argumentative. Since reason and emotion are the…

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    In the book, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanuel Kant lays out his theory for making moral decisions. Unlike many other philosophers, Kant focuses not on the consequences of actions, but on the maxim in which the action was performed; in addition, Kant also tries to find his moral theory a priori instead of through empirical experience. He attempts to formulate a theory grounded through pure reason in which he bases his moral law on something that has never been experienced before…

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