Week 6: deontology | Sociology homework help
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In your own words, explain the two formulas inside Kant’s Categorical Imperative.
What makes the Categorical Imperative special?
Apply Kant’s moral philosophy to a moment in your life where you behaved wrong/immoral.
How can these two formulas make you realize you behaved wrong?
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Kant’s Categorical Imperative
Nature of the concept
The concept of the categorical imperative is a syllogism
1.The first premise is that a person acts morally if his or her conduct would, without condition, be the “right” conduct for any person in similar circumstances (the “First Maxim”).
2.The second premise is that conduct is “right” if it treats others as ends in themselves and not as means to an end (the “Second Maxim”).
3.The conclusion is that a person acts morally when he or she acts as if his or her conduct was establishing a universal law governing others in similar circumstances (the “Third Maxim”).