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According to Kant, by acting out of moral duty we as humans fulfill the moral law to which we act out of respect for it. The moral law, which is also known as the categorical imperative, is Kant’s notion that man acts based on a, “universal maxim” without conditions (Groundwork pg.392). Kant’s notion of a categorical imperative is associated with objective ends. In other words, it declares what is right, not for individuals, but for mankind as a whole. Humanity, which comes from Kant’s notion of the categorical imperative, is understood, “as an end, never as a means” (Holtman pg.105).
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According to the CI, it is an absolute necessity, a command that humans should accord with universalizable maxims to treat people as ends in themselves and exercise their will without any concerns ab... ... middle of paper ... ... In conclusion, Kant, Arendt, and Mill hold different moralities. The three philosophers all have different ways to analyze and perceive ethical principles. They all base their views on varying concepts of morality. Kant’s deontological ethics is grounded on concepts of duty, the categorical imperative, and good will.
“Every man has a property in his own person: this no body has any right to but himself. The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his.” (John Loc... ... middle of paper ... ...nal human rights theories hold two vital components. The first is that human rights are essentially moral rights and second is that human rights are grounded is valuable aspect of humanity. John Locke, western philosopher, has one of the most well known traditional accounts of human rights. Locke argued that all the persons, independent to their recognition by the state, possess natural or human rights.
Locke's The Second Treatise of Civil Government: The Significance of Reason The significance of reason is discussed both in John Locke's, The Second Treatise of Civil Government, and in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's, Emile. However, the definitions that both authors give to the word “reason” vary significantly. I will now attempt to compare the different meanings that each man considered to be the accurate definition of reason. John Locke believed that the state “all men are naturally in ... is a state of perfect freedom” (122), a state in which they live “without ... depending upon the will of any other man” (122). It is called the “the state of nature,” and it is something that is within us at birth.
CHAPTER TWO SUBJECTIVITY AND TRUTH AS BASIS FOR SELF-ACTUALIZATION The Human Subjectivity Existentialist “protest against the dehumanization and depersonalization of man” and “hold on to the subjectivity of man: as the original center, the source of initiative, who has depth, who transcends determinations, the openness and giver of meaning to the world.” Thus, existentialist “stressed on man’s existence, on man as situated” and also, “on man’s freedom.” For Sartre on the other hand, man makes his own self . According to Sartre, “Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself,” this is existentialism’s first principle and is also what is meant by subjectivity. For Sartre it means that “there is no human nature” and that man is what “he wills
Explain the impact of Locke & Rousseau on Thomas Jefferson. Give examples from the text. The idea of inalienable rights. This is the idea that there are certain rights that are absolutely fundamental and that no government or political body has the right to alter them. This is idea is articulated in one of the most oft-quoted passages of the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness".
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(188) Therefore the accepted rules of conduct to follow, principles of ethics and our interpretation of morality would not exist. The principals of Good & Evil would be subjective, left to the interpretation of each person. According to Hobbes the catalyst for the process of an absolute power would not be because it is right & just to keep war at bay, but because man has an intrinsic desire to live. Man fueled by his own self interests and capable of reason will see an absolute power, (as every man is naturally equal), as the only way to preserve himself. For it is the “general rule of reason, that every man ought to endeavour peace” (190) It is in man’s self-interest to follow the laws of nature and to willingly give up all of his rights in order to secure his or her safety & preserve his or hers way of life, as long as all other’s do the same.