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    Business Ethics - Kantian theory

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    Question: We live in a society where individuals are interdependent. Hence, as required by Kantian theory, is it possible to get what you want without using other people? Then, provide some examples from your own personal experience.

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    Kant's moral theory, based on deontology, is based on the premise that one should do the right thing, regardless of the consequences, as it is the intention that is morally right, not the possible outcomes. In determining whether it is possible to get what you want, without using other people, we must first consider whether using other people is wrong and determine what is meant by using other people. If it includes establishing a relationship with someone else for the sole benefit of obtaining a higher position or material goods, it is morally wrong and should not be considered, regardless whether it brings harm to others or not. ...

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    The expert examines Kantian theory for business ethics.