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    Does the moral worth of an action come from the consequence or the thought behind that action? In Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanuel Kant states that “the moral worth of an action does not lie in the effect expected from it” but that it is motivated out of respect for the moral law (Kant 401). However, in Utilitarianism, Mill supports the claim that what makes actions good is the outcome, not the action’s initial moral worth, “the motive has nothing to do with the morality of the…

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    Immanuel Kant was a promising modern philosopher born on April 22, 1714. He is considered to be the most influential figure in modern philosophy, with good reason. He sparked a philosophical revolution. Immanuel Kant gave his unique spin on epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. Most of his ideas had never come up before. Immanuel Kant was a genius and ahead of his time. His philosophical points are still debated to this day. Immanuel Kant’s stance on ethics differs from any philosopher before…

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    Immanuel Kant Philosophy and Abortion Argument Abortion has been a highly debated topic in today 's society. It is something that happens everyday. It is wrong to terminate a pregnancy before childbirth. Abortion causes unfair death. Abortion in general is wrong. Using Immanuel Kant 's moral philosophy, we can make an arguable debate. According to Kant 's moral principle, Kant uses categorical imperative: a rule stating what ought to be done based upon pure reason alone and not contingent upon…

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    art IIII: Immanuel Kant Immanuel Kant published A Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785) five years after Bentham’s Principles of Morals and Legislations, launching a scathing critique of utilitarianism. Kant proposed that a moral action does not suggest treating individuals as a means to an end. What Kant means by this is that we treat individuals for the sake of something else (means), such as Dudley and Stephens treating Parker as a means to maximise happiness. Instead, a moral…

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    person and let the other five die? Or not do anything at all? Jeremy Bentham an English philosopher and the founder of utilitarianism, would suggest that you should divert the trolley and save the five people, thus killing the other person. While Immanuel Kant a German deontological philosopher, would suggest to not…

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    Immanuel Kant is philosopher of the 18th century and his best work, Deontology, the study of the nature of duty and obligation, is addressed in My Sister’s Keeper through selfishness, hand picking a child, and keeping promises. My Sister’s Keeper is a fictional story about the Fitzgerald family that has many conflicts within the family walls. The conflicts not only disappoint the family, but would disappoint Immanuel Kant and Deontologists as well. Deontologists believe that action alone are…

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    In “Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals” Immanuel Kant explores pure good will concepts as they relate to moral experiences. However I will only be using section I of Kant’s paper as it relates to duty and good will. I will be examining Kant’s argument of “conformity with duty” as it relates to pure goodwill. Kant argues that people believe that they are bound by the categorical imperative, which is an unconditional moral obligation that is not dependent on a person's purpose. That is,…

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    Although Immanuel Kant and Nietzsche differed on some philosophical ideologies, yet the influence imposed on our current culture is a result of their innovative way of understanding the world around us. Today 's society follows similar ideologies, Nietzsche would oppose like, conformity, materialism, and knowledge. By the same token, the advancement of greed, envy, and technology would support Nietzsche 's philosophy. Our culture has placed more emphasis on a logical and factual method of…

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    In Immanuel Kant’s, “Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals”, the morality of action is questioned, defined, and explained. To do so, Kant brings up an example of several people, two of which either, “preserve their lives”, or, “act charitably” out of pure, “natural inclination” (Kant). The other two are performing the same actions, but, in stark contrast to the other two individuals, are acting because of a, “motive of duty”, or maxim (Kant). Kant explains that those who acted out of duty are…

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    Chan Dr. Whitman Phil 1301 1 May 2017 Kant Paper Immanuel Kant was a man of knowledge and self-awareness. He was well known for the development of ethical formulas in his book Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals. One important formula that will be introduced is the Humanity formula. When using this formula, Kant explain why or why not drugs are bad for you and whether they go against the moral standards. In his book, Kant doesn’t necessarily state that drinking is terrible for you and…

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