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Immanuel Kant's Work On Grounding For The Metaphysics Of Morals?

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Immanuel Kant’s work on Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals explores the understanding of morels, and the process of which these morals are developed through philosophy. He also disentangled the usefulness and foundation of the instituted of religion. Kant starts by explaining the three divisions of philosophy which are: physics, ethics, and logic. He clarifies that physics and ethics are a posteriori while logic is, a priori, but there is a third variable that interacts both which is also the foundation of morals. This is the categorical imperative or also known as the synthetic a priori. The categorical imperative or the moral law is the reason of individuals’ actions. Kant goes on to say “I should never except in such a way that I can also will that my maxim should become a universal law” (Immanuel Kant, Page14 (line 407-408)). This indicates that an individual should not do anything that is not their own laws or rules that cannot become universal to all individuals. Throughout the Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant defines what categorical imperative is, but also its four distinct articulations.
The first distinct articulation of the categorical imperative is the philosophy of morality.as Kant mentioned “Metaphysics of morals has to …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes immanuel kant's work on grounding for the metaphysics of morals, which explores the understanding of morels and the process of which morals are developed through philosophy.
  • Explains kant's three divisions of philosophy: physics, ethics, and logic. the categorical imperative or the moral law is the reason of individuals' actions.
  • Explains that kant's philosophy of morality is the first distinct articulation of the categorical imperative.
  • Analyzes kant's view that duty enhances the will to be more than an ends to a mean.
  • Explains that morality and duty are important to the development of the categorical imperative, but cannot function without respect of these laws and maxims.
  • Explains that freedom or autonomy is needed to complete categorical imperative. it indicates one has freedom and is not bind to anything or one.
  • Analyzes kant's conclusion of the categorical imperative to explain morals, which questioned and challenged the foundation of christian religion.
  • Analyzes how kant's grounding for the metaphysics of morals explores morals and reason with the understanding of the categorical imperative. it also changes an individual to become enlightened and transcendental.

According to Kant “… nothing can protect us from a complete falling away from our idea of duty and preserve in the soul a well-grounded respect for duty’s law except the clear conviction that, even if there never have been actions springing from such pure source, the question at issue here is not whether this or that happened but that reason of itself and independently of all experience commands what ought to happen.” (Kant, Page 20(lines 407-412)). Kant points out that the duty is done not because of the ends but because of what is fundamentally good or

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