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Kant's Categorical Imperative

Discuss Kant's practical formulation of the Categorical Imperative, which is that we cannot treat rational beings as means to an end. What might some of the implications of this be?

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Kant's Categorical Imperative

What is meant by Kant's categorical imperative? Immanuel Kant declared (Critique of Pure Reason) - "I ought never to act except in such a way that I can also will that my maxim should become a universal law." This 'maxim', this moral imperative is now known as 'Kantianism' and one is seen as 'universal'. For him goodwill is the only thing that can be truly 'good' without qualification; by doing what is right irrespective of reason or desire an act has in itself moral worth because duty - doing ...

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The solution is a concise 494-word discussion of Kant's 'Categorical Imperative' as it relates to what is rational in relation to making a moral choice. references are listed for expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing and digital use.