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Kantian Ethics and Intention

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Identify at least two arguments, both for and against, Kant's ethical theory. Please include examples.

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Kant's main argument happens to be in response against something called Consequentialism, so it might be best to start there. The point behind Consequentialism is that an act is deemed fit and good if the consequence is desirable. This is akin to the concept of "the ends justify the means." Utilitarianism, at its heart, is a form of Consequentialism: if what I do produces (or ends up in) the most good for the highest amount of people, then what I do is ethically and morally correct. For example, if ...

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The major Kantian point of ethics is touched on briefly, identifying arguments for and against this theory, using consequential thought as a buffer and examples following in suit.