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    thoughts, as well as leading them to overconfidence in their reasoning and rationality. In fact, philosophy became popular among intellectuals and people interested in their opera scripts. In Document A and Document C, they talk about John Locke and Immanuel Kant—both who are great philosophers during the rise of the Enlightenment—keenly impact us. John Locke is another philosopher who made a major impact in the Enlightenment. Document C says, "this [political] power... can have no other…

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    The philosophies of Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill are essentially polar opposites of one another, but in the most basic form they have similarities. Mill’s main belief was in utilitarianism, ascertaining that individuals should act in such a way as to maximize overall utility, and the preponderance of pleasure over pain. Kant classified as a transcendental idealist, holding that experiences are governed by necessary causal laws, which almost posits itself into a subsection of rationalism,…

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    The three ethical theories were made by three famous philosophers Aristotle, John Stuart Mill, and Immanuel Kant. These three philosophers are arguably the most famous philosophers in the branch of normative ethics. Normative ethics deals with the moral standards that regulate our actions and categorize them as whether they’re right or wrong. The theories of ethics consist of Aristotle's Virtue Ethics, Mill's Utilitarianism, and Kant's Deontological Ethics. I believe that Aristotle’s theory is…

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    John Stuart Mill, and Immanuel Kant were all on to something with their ideas of morality, yet their ideas independently do not create a moral saint. It is only when one takes ideas from each and puts them together they get a moral saint that would be practical and worthy of being a friend. First off I would like to take a look at Susan…

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    Morality and happiness are closely intertwined in the ethical theories of a handful of philosophers. Such can be seen in the philosophies of Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and Friedrich Nietzsche. These three philosophers address the relationship held between the “good” and “happy.” Kant begins his analysis of the relationship between “good” and “happy” by discussing the Good Will. It is through this constitution that a man can be seen as worthy of happiness. The implementation of the good…

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    Some have argued that it is the action that brings about the best consequences or that which God has decreed to be the right action. I define the right action as Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher, did. He said that you should “act only on the maxim through which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law” (Kant). More simply, one should act in a way that they would want everyone to act that way. The strongest argument for Kant’s principle is that actions we naturally…

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    PHL 301: Midterm Exam Jessica Korpinen 1. Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill serve as paradoxes of one another. Kant believed that our moral worth was dependent on whether we did the right action for the right reason. His ethics revolve around the concept of a “categorical imperative”. This implies that an action should only be performed after deciding whether or not it is moral that everyone else follows through with the same action in the future. To him, our morality is based upon…

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    become a universal law.” Immanuel Kant is a German philosopher. Kant was known as the most influential thinker of Enlightenment era. Kant is one of the greatest western philosophers of all time. Immanuel Kant was most known for his Critique of Pure Reasoning work. Kant is also known for his work on epistemology, which is the theory of knowledge. Kant even did work on aesthetics and ethics, these had influenced many philosophers and contemporary philosophers. Immanuel Kant was known as the father…

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    from religion to reason. Because of this shift of the dominant ideologies, philosophers attempted to explain morality through empirical means rather than attributing morality to God. Two of the most influential philosophers of this period were Immanuel Kant and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. This essay will show how Kant’s perspective of freedom and morality was inspired by Rousseau and how the way in which Kant’s view of freedom relates to his idea of the moral law is due to his view of autonomy. To…

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    actions most of us consider to be right. This paper analyzes three different moral theories: Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative, John Stuart Mill’s utilitarianism, and Kwame Appiah’s cosmopolitanism. After a short description of each theory, the question of whether or not it is morally right to vaccinate children against bad diseases such as measles and mumps is asked of each of them. Immanuel Kant’s Categorical Imperative The distinction between two kinds of imperatives – those…

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