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Explain the central principles of Kant's Moral Philosophy. Name two ways in which it differs from Utilitarianism.

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Kant was a deontologist--philosophers who argue that rules are the basis of morality. He asserted that moral requirements were based on a standard of rationality he named the Categorical Imperative (CI). Consequently, immorality was a violation of the CI and is therefore irrational.

Utilitarianism is an ethical theory which is based upon utility, or doing that ...

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