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  • Kantianism Case Study Essay

    Personally, I would side with the Kantianism view of philosophy in this particular case. Kantianism respects the wishes of the deceased, while act utilitarianism only looks at the best action for the greatest amount of people. While Kantianism in many cases can be a harder theory to agree with because many people have a problem with the second maxim, I believe in this case it is a better outlet than act utilitarianism. Act utilitarianism looks solely on the end result and how many people benefit from that result, it does not look on the actions a person takes to get to that end result. I believe when making any decision on what action to take you need to take account who will be effected by the decisions you make and the acts you…

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  • Non-Rational Beings In The Kingdom Of Ends, By Immanuel Kant

    When two groups of people coexist it is possible that one group can become subjected by the other. But is it possible for a society based on reason to take over the non-reasonable group? In Kant’s ideal a “kingdom of ends” the kingdom is ruled by Kantian rational human beings (Kant, pg 36). The question then becomes ‘what is the purpose of non-rational beings?’ What rights would be given to the hodgepodge of living beings? I will explore the basics of Kantianism and discuss the outcome of the…

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  • Immanuel Kant's Deontological Ethical Theory

    morality source while the time and space forms human sensibility. Kant was able to create the Kantianism framework (Kantian ethics), which is a deontological ethical theory that is premised on Enlightenment rationalism is the good provide the basis of the maxim or principle behind it is based on the moral law. In expanding his theoretical perspective, Kant points towards the categorical imperative that affects on all people without considering the desires and interests of others.…

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  • Kantianism And Prostitution

    that everyone involved is 18 years of age, it is not a form of slavery, and that there is no more duress than most people encounter in difficult lives. To defend my position, I will use the Kantianism to respect people at all times. Throughout my argument, I will focus on the principles and morals behind the decision to sell yourself for sex, rather than the results that follow the act of prostitution. Kant’s ethical theory states that moral duties are absolute and universal.…

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  • Kantian Ethics: Immanuel Kant

    Utilitarianism would surely lead to greater happiness in the world than Kantianism would, but unfortunately it has its downfalls. I would much rather live in a world where we are considered rational beings than a world where my happiness or life can be taken away for the sake of others. It is also much easier to determine an action as morally right in Kantian ethics. Both sides have compelling arguments, but I would ultimately make the decision to kill the large man. In an ideal situation, it…

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  • Utilitarianism Vs Kantianism

    Utilitarianism and Kantianism take polarizing views on what we, as humans, should define as morally valuable and morally correct. In this paper, I will argue that Utilitarianism undermines the humanity principle and Kantianism illuminates necessary values when determining action. Additionally, I will argue that both ideologies do fall short when determining in a general sense what is morally valuable. Before arguing for my thesis, however, I will explain both Mill and Kant’s theories…

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  • Kantianism Vs Utilitarianism

    I believe that rule utilitarianism is better than kantianism because it is reasonable to assume consequences and humans are too complex to strictly follow the categorical imperative. Although utilitarianism could use some work, the basic principles of the theory are much more practical to apply to the real world compared to kantianism. Utilitarianism and kantianism are both normative moral theories as they are methods of decision-making rules that apply principles for the right and wrong of…

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  • Difference Between Kantianism And Utilitarianism

    What is Right? What defines a morally right action? How can we as people distinguish what actions to take in different situations? Kantianism and Utilitarianism both offer frameworks to determine morally right action, however these moral theories function differently. Utilitarianism offers the Greatest Happiness Principle as a framework for moral decision making. Thus Utilitarianism deems an action can be deemed morally right when it can be said both that the action provides the greatest…

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  • Immanuel Kant's Philosophical Analysis

    Immanuel Kant an 18th century German philosopher considered rather notable for his work in ethical philosophy. Kant was responsible for the book Groundwork of Metaphysics of Morality and his work remains relevant today as a crucial ‘part of Western Moral Philosophy’. Kant argues that reason is what predisposes what is right. Kant believed that religion should not be taken into consideration when determining what is morally right. Kant’s reasoning of this is explained that if one only gaged what…

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  • Utilitarianism: A Consequentialist Moral Theory

    Utilitarianism is a consequentialist moral theory, where actions are judged right or wrong solely by virtue of their consequences which was introduced by Jeremy Bentham and later carried out by John Stuart Mill (Kemerling,2011). In regards to the consequences the only importance is the amount of happiness or unhappiness that was produced. In regards to utilitarianism it is believed that everyone counts as one, and no one counts as less or more than another person. And that a person should do…

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