Neither did Kant when he devised the Categorical Imperative
C is inadmissible because it cannot be a categorical imperative
The role of hypothetical acts, as opposed to actual acts, has been neglected in understanding the nature of what is required by the respect for persons formulation of the categorical imperative
in concrete moral relations between persons.
In ethics, Balzac's fiction charts in France a middle course between rationalism and utilitarianism, whereas in Germany and England Kant's categorical imperative
Imagine asking a Kantian to add just a bit of utilitarian calculation to the categorical imperative
In chapter one, he begins by introducing the basic themes of Kant's ethics, including an overview of the formulations of the categorical imperative
and a brief but clear discussion of human freedom (25-32).
The chapters cover the categorical imperative
and the moral law, the relationship between reason and the will, and how the "highest good" requires God, the immortality of the soul, and the freedom of the will.
After tracing the GR to the Presocratics, Confucius, Mozi, Aristotle, and Seneca, he fast-forwards to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, particularly Kant's categorical imperative
They fail the deontological test because they cannot be reconciled either with Kant's categorical imperative
or the American Library Association's (ALA) "Code of Ethics" (http://www.
For Demenchonok (Chapter 10) human rights are the categorical imperative
of peace, achievable not so much by individual democratic states or a world republic led by a hegemonic superpower, but by a pacific federation of free states in a cosmopolitan order.
How could he stay out of the supreme confrontation when we have Nicolas Sarkozy in front of us and a categorical imperative
to beat him?
These universal canons of conceptualization consist of three norms of thought and conduct, which Wiredu named as the principles of non-contradiction, induction and the categorical imperative