Maxim

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  • Chernobyl Case Study

    A maxim is sort of like a rule that one can live by. From the point of view of the engineers of the RBMK reactors we can establish that one of their maxims was likely something around the line of “When I design a nuclear reactor, I will not make sure that there are safety systems in place”. After we have established a personal maxim then we transform it into a general maxim, or a maxim that everyone can live by. The general maxim for this would be: “ When one designs…

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  • Kant's Moral Theory Analysis

    Well, the best way to test this claim it to run a maxim that shows people not acting selflessly for the benefice of others and prove its immorality according to the universal law formulation. So, imagine the maxim, “I will walk past the drowning stranger in order to get to work on time.” If such a maxim, became universal law, meaning everyone walked past drowning strangers to get to work on time, one, would the maxim be effective and, two, would this be a desirable world to live in…

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  • Immanuel Kant's Categorical Analysis

    There is the belief of separate and differing consciences and notions of morality, but then there is the belief of one unified ideal moral reality, where simple, consistent maxims become an omnipresent, all-including law. Immanuel Kant, with the use of his categorical imperative, eliminated any confusions or contradicting maxims and created the outline and expectations of humans to form The Kingdom of Ends. What is right to one must be right to and followed by all Chan 6 for it to hold any…

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  • Collective Identity In A Hero Of Our Time

    George Sand’s Indiana and Mikhail Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time interrogate the conflict between individual and collective identity in the nineteenth century through presenting the individual as a site of ambiguity and hybridity that disrupts the supposed coherence and homogeneity of the collective identities cultivated by national and colonial power relations. Collective identity attempts to bound and border individuals within binary categories, presenting groups defined by national, ethnic,…

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  • Performative Utterance Essay

    Grice called it cooperative principle. To engage a listener into the conversation the maxims of quantity, quality, relation and manner should be taken into account. According to maxim of quantity the message should be informative, maxim of quality advices not to say false things, you should be relevant according to maxim of relation, brief and polite according to maxim of manner. The ideal conditions to follow the maxims are not always possible in…

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  • Immanuel Kant's Moral Theory Analysis

    Immanuel Kant is a well know German philosopher who is considered to be the central figure to modern philosophy. In 1785, one of his famous works, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, was first published. This text is split up into three section, and within the second section is Kant’s well known moral theory. This theory states that everything in nature works according to laws and in order for a law to be a moral law, it must be a universal law. These laws apply to all rational beings,…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Kantian Code Of Ethics

    immediately that using someone as a means to an end is, to me, morally reprehensible. On the other hand, I am a human, and I instinctually begin to worry about my own safety. Thinking fast, I try to come up with a justification to shift my maxims. If I can just shift my maxims to allow me to punch this man in the face, I can potentially save myself, the every single…

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  • Donald Trump Political Speech Analysis

    It is obviously a violation of the quality maxim because political rallies are tightly organised and every spokesman must adhere to the already established protocol. This violation also creates the implicature portraying Melania as a perfect wife, both beautiful and religious, who decided to recite…

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  • Thou Shalt Not Lie Analysis

    universal application much more confusing and ambiguous. The Formula of Universal law, as previously stated, asks that we “Act only on that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law” (Kant, 2009, p.421). The maxim is the subjective principle of volition upon which an individual acts. In this instance, the better maxim would be formulated as, “One may deceive, or make a person believe a falsity, in the event that the person does not possess a “right,”…

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  • Immanuel Kant's Categorical Imperative Essay

    Immanuel Kant’s Categorical Imperative “Act only on the maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law” (Groundwork,222) was said by the German philosopher Immanuel Kant. Born in 1724, Kant published his first major work late in his life, at the age of fifty-seven. His major works include: Critique of Pure Reason was a critique of David Hume’s problem regarding human knowledge, Groundwork on the Metaphysic of Morals regarding his core principles of morality,…

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