Categorical imperative

The Categorical Imperative

“A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose” (Kant, brainyquote. com). Immanuel Kant along with some other great philosophers was a central figure in modern philosophy. His ethical theory provides an account of general duties and a justification of moral motivation. During […]

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Explain Kant’s Categorical Imperative

The Categorical Imperative was a deontological, absolute, normative and secular theory put forward by Immanuel Kant in the 18th century. Kant’s theory was deontological which means that it judges morality based on a person’s action rather than the outcome, it is also secular, this means that, even though Kant is religious, his theory is not, […]

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