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Cheating is Against The Rules

- I only have two hours to study for tomorrow’s math midterm due to the additional three essays and two presentations I have to turn in for my other classes. I have divided my available hours and for this exam, I could either study for two hours and not get a good grade, or break the rules by using the notes during the exam, therefore getting a guaranteed A. What should I do. Cheating is against the rules of all corporations, institutions, and life. It is not viewed as morally correct because as one cheats, one is taking the easy way out and disrespecting those who work hard for the same outcome, therefore breaking binding contract of respecting others around you....   [tags: moral action, immanuel kant]

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What is Kanatianism Theory?

- Kantianism is a philosophical theory that was created by a man named Immanuel Kant. According to Immanuel Kant or Kantianism, his theory emphasizes the contemporary positions dealing with the philosophy of the mind, epistemology, and ethics. For example, Kant believes that people should not be treated as an end and never as a means to an end as it’s considered unethical for a person to use other people for their own personal gain simply because – according to Immanuel Kant – people possess value....   [tags: Philosophical Theory, Immanuel Kant]

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Separating Morality from Law

- The idea of separating morality from law is problematic. Regardless of anyone’s desire to separate the two, it is impossible. All law is moral or, as the case may be, immoral. The real question of the law is what those morals are. Immanuel Kant seemed unable to define a universal moral, which he indeed tried to define. Kant defined it in three parts. These morals he used to explain the best regime and the duties of citizens within that regime. Even though it seemed challenging for Kant to nail down a solid definition of universal morals, which may be generally applied to all, it appears that Kant believed that law or a republic was the best regime....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Immorality, Regime]

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What Makes A Person?

- When faced with the decision of whether or not to kill ones self, the deontological thinker would argue using the categorical imperative, saying that in order to act morally one must do as if their actions were to become universal law. If this is the case then making the decision to end ones own life is egregiously immoral because by doing so the person would be forcing all other rational beings to do the same. However a consequentialist would state that if the person is causing more pain and suffering to themselves and those around them alive than they would dead, then it would be beneficial to the world as whole for them to complete the action....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant]

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Kant's Moral Principles

- Kant's Moral Principles      In the Foundation of the Metaphysics of Morals, the author, Immanuel Kant, tries to form a base by rejecting all ethical theories that are connected to consequences, and then focusing on our ethical motivations and actions. Kant wants to derive good characters out of contingently right actions. He believes that everything is contingent (everything can have good or bad worth, depending on how it is used). So he is trying to find the supreme principal of morality in all his reasoning....   [tags: Kant Immanuel Philosophy Morals Essays]

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The Nature Of Reality And Freewill

- 18th-century philosopher Immanuel Kant came into the world in 1724, at the East Prussian city of Königsberg, in what is now Germany (Melvin). He first studied and subsequently worked at the regional university, up until three years prior to his death; and, interestingly, Kant never once journeyed beyond fifty miles from his hometown. He was a scientist as well as a philosopher, functioning in many capacities; encompassing anthropology, astrophysics, geography, and mathematics. He furthermore penned numerous “dense, difficult-to-read but highly influential texts regarding metaphysics, meta- and practical morality, science, history and politics” (Melvin)....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Deontological ethics]

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The Immortal Soul Is Real And If There Is A God

- Does God exist. Philosophers and individuals alike have searched to find the answer to this question. Some may believe in resurrection, others in Dante’s Inferno, however philosophy aims to answer such ethical questions using skepticism as an approach. The premise of The Meditations by René Descartes, questions whether the immortal soul is real and if there is a God. Descartes concludes that God does exist, justifying his reasoning with the fact that he thinks. If one thinks, one exists. This conclusion leads to a discussion between the mind existing separately from matter....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Philosophy, Ontology, Metaphysics]

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The Morality Of James Liang And The Volkswagen Emission Scandal

- Analyzing the Morality of James Liang and the Volkswagen Emission Scandal: An application of Kant’s duty ethics and rule utilitarianism James Liang, seasoned Volkswagen engineer, pleaded guilty to charges of “conspiracy to commit fraud against U.S. regulators and customers and to violate the Clean Air Act”. He faces up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 dollars. In order to design a clean diesel engine, James and other Volkswagen employees developed and implemented a software device that would detect and cheat the U.S....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Categorical imperative, Ethics]

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Human Nature Is Good Or Evil?

- A question that has plagued philosophers is whether humans are naturally good or evil. Various historical circumstances have show that there is no definitive answer and there is no consensus answer amongst philosophers. Some philosophers, like Immanuel Kant, contend that human nature is indeed good. Kant is believes that an understanding of the human rational is essential to proving that humans are naturally good. Kant explains that humans are the only creature on earth that have reason and that our rational separates us from the other creatures of Earth....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Philosophy]

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The Principles Of The Metaphysic Of Morals By John Stuart Mill

- John Stuart Mill was an English philosopher who contributed greatly to the fields of social theory, political theory, as well as philosophy. Mill was a strong proponent of the ethical theory of utilitarianism, and in his work, titled Utilitarianism, he provides support for the theory, and also attempts to respond to and do away with misconceptions held on it. On the other hand, Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher who is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in modern philosophy....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Philosophy]

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John Stuart Mill And Plato 's Categorical Imperative

- Great philosophers such as Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill and Plato unwittingly weighed in on this story, long before it ever occurred. Immanuel Kant is considered a significant and influential figure in modern philosophy. He may have single handedly set the tone on how humanity conducts themselves in society. Kant’s Categorical Imperative is basically a set of principles that we should follow. Essentially, it is our moral duty to uphold these laws whether you want to or not and that they are universal, meaning no one is immune to the rules....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Philosophy]

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The Philosophy Of Religion And Touch Bass On Other Disciplines

- Philosophy may literally mean the ‘love of wisdom’ as it is deprived from two Greek words (Hales, 2012, p. vii), but as a whole is much more than the love of wisdom and critical reflection; it is more about “giving good reasons for one’s non-empirical beliefs…[and] to give arguments for believing claims about nature of the self, or the existence of God, or moral duty, or the value of knowledge” (Hales, 2012, p. vii). Therefore, I agree that philosophy also sheds light on many disciplines centrally explored....   [tags: Philosophy, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Religion]

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Kantian Ethic And The Metaphysics Of Morals

- In this paper, I will critique Kantian ethic’s failure to defend beings disputably labeled “irrational.” The concept of a rational being is a common motif throughout Immanuel Kant’s “Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals.” These beings comprise the foundation of his entire argument. Therefore, for the purpose of this essay, it is crucial to further examine what is meant by “rational.” Kant offers three essential requirements that separate rational beings from their irrational counterparts; the ability to reason, a moral will, and autonomy (53, 49, 41.) Rational beings are those included in his ideal “kingdom of ends” (39.) He defines this kingdom as “a systematic union of rational beings t...   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Categorical imperative, Ethics]

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The Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals

- Can suicide be justified as morally correct. This is one of the many questions Immanuel Kant answers in, “The Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals”. Kant discusses many questions with arguable answers, which explains why he is one of the most controversial philosophers still today. Throughout Kant’s work, multiple ideas are considered, but the Categorical Imperative is one of the most prevalent. Though this concept is extremely dense, the Categorical Imperative is the law of freedom that grounds pure ethics of the metaphysics of ethics....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Categorical Imperative, morality]

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Dishonesty Is An Equivalent Of Lying And It

- Dishonesty is an equivalent of lying and it is in many cases considered to be morally wrong by many people. A lie refers to a false statement that is made with a deliberate intention of deceiving. Many philosophers who have explored the concept of dishonesty or lying have looked at it on different dimension or perspectives. For instance, philosophers such as Immanuel Kant considered it to be wrong because it corrupts an important quality of being human as well as the ability of an individual to make rational choices....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Lie, Immanuel Kant]

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The Moral Law Is Binding For All Rational Creatures

- A priori is not based on observation, which only tells us what we actually do, not what we should do. It is based on reason, an ethically important capability that humans have. Reason allows us to know the moral law and the behave morally. The moral law is binding for all rational creatures because it is derived from principles of pure reason. An immoral action, for Kant, is irrational. The good will is good unconditionally. It is intrinsically good, good in and of itself (Kant, Groundwork for the metaphysics of morals)....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Virtue, Immanuel Kant]

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Ethics : Moral Codes And Values

- Every individual has certain rules and guidelines by which they base their decisions off of. There are certain rules that determine people’s actions and these rules may differ from one individual or group to another. These rules are the principles that direct an individual’s actions and are collectively known as ethics. Ethics is important because it helps one differentiate between what is right and wrong when making decisions. Ethics also includes the moral codes or values that a person holds, which are more personal than the codes of ethics....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Philosophy]

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John Stuart Mill 's Theory Of Morality

- Throughout the history of humanity, morals have been incorporated into everyday life. The first set of morals came from religion, which told people what to do and not do to go to heaven. To centuries, the morals established by the church had never been questioned. To analyze the kind of morals, present in humanities every day, philosophers identified the different types of ethical moral. Two of this philosopher 's theories would be defined to find the similarities and differences that impact humanity....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Categorical imperative]

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The Effects Of Government Policies On The Environment

- Balancing the Environment Does the implementation of government policies in order to decrease negative environmental effects violate individual rights. This question can’t be answered with just a yes or a no, at least without taking a look at moral reasoning behind the answer or the topic of the environment itself. Published in the International Journal of Academic Research was a piece written by Adrianto Surjono (2011) which stated, “Responding to the global environmental degradation, the international world agreed on the importance of Sustainable Development.” According to Surjono’s research, in recent time the environment and its sustainability has become a worldwide concern....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Morality, Utilitarianism]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Three Parent Babies Is Not ' Playing God '

- In this essay, the article that would be analysed is entitled “Three-parent babies is not ‘playing God’ says Cameron as MPs vote to legalise IVF technique in Britain”. (Chorley, 2015) When reading the article the first impression one would get is that it has to do with genetic modification and human cloning. However, this situation is still debatable. David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom voted to legalise this technique implying that it was for the future lives of children everywhere and that it was not ‘playing God’....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, DNA]

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A New Version Of Diesel Engine For Future Cars

- Beginning in 2006, Volkswagen began designing a new version of diesel engine for future cars it planned on producing. The engineers tasked to this job quickly realized that they could not meet customer needs and emission standards at the same time [1]. The engineers decided to use software known as a “defeat device” that allowed the car to sense when it was going through an emissions test and reduce its pollution output [1]. One of the design engineers on this team was James Liang who moved to the United States in 2008 to assist in “certification, testing, and warranty issues” for these new diesel motors [2]....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Morality, Philosophy]

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Ethical Decision Making Is The Process Of Deciding What Someone Believes Is Morally Right Or Wrong?

- Ethical decision making is the process of deciding what someone believes is morally right or wrong in a situation. Our decisions may be based on our feelings and knowledge of what we believe is morally right. Sometimes, the moment or circumstance can have an impact on the decisions that we make. Earlier this year I was challenged by a situation that allowed me question my values and morals. This has forced me to make an ethical decision based on my upbringing and my knowledge of what is morally right....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Aesthetics]

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Performing Animals: The Ill Treatment of Performing Orca’s in Captivity

- Immanuel Kant, an 18th century philosopher argues that human beings have an intrinsic worth that makes them valuable above all else, especially animals. In his argument, Kant postulated the soul as necessary for giving unity to the human person and found that it is not the human body that gives human beings their dignity, but their rationality and their status as rational beings and moral agents. Animals in Kant’s state of mind are a means to an end (the end being man) and overall have no importance....   [tags: rational animals, orcas, immanuel kant]

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Global Poverty : Final Term Paper

- Global Poverty: Final Term Paper John Arthur, an American professor of philosophy stated: “Is [Richard] Watson correct that all life is of equal value. Did Adolf Hitler and Martin Luther King, for example, lead equally valuable lives. Clearly one did far more good, the other far more harm; who would deny that while King fought for people’s rights, Hitler violated them on a massive scale. Nor are moral virtues like courage, kindness, and trustworthiness equally distributed among people. So there are many important sense in which people are not, in fact, morally equal: Some lives are more valuable to others, and some people are just, generous, and courageous, whereas others are unjust and cow...   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Morality, Ethics, Poverty]

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An Enquiry Concerning The Principles Of Morals

- In An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, David Hume explains that public utility is the foundation of the chief part of morals because we act on moral sentiments and passions and that we care about the outcome. However, in the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, Immanuel Kant argues that good will is the only thing that is good without qualification because actions are taken only for the sake of duty and that the moral quality of an action is based solely on the motive that produced it....   [tags: Morality, Immanuel Kant, Aesthetics, Ethics]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Day Is Done By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

- The passage "Critique of the Power of Judgment," written by Immanuel Kant describes the framework of the sublime and the dissimilarity with beauty. Kant states, "The notable differences between the two also strike the eye. The beautiful in nature concerns the form of the object… the sublime, by contrast, is to be found in the formless object… (431). Taking that into consideration the poem "The Day is Done," written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow demonstrates the element of sublime such as that the subject 's mind seeks out the object to judge and dynamically....   [tags: Aesthetics, Immanuel Kant, Subject, Psychology]

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The Code Of Medicine Made A Misleading Conduct By Making A Fraud

- Question 1 Rule utilitarianism says that we can get more beneficial result by following the rules better than following individual actions. This rule is based on morality which is if everybody follows them it would lead to a greater happiness. This rule is called the x rules which promote greater happiness for greatest number. The x Rules is automatically the right rule to follow and any compliant with the X is the good and right thing to do universally. In this case the manufacture of medicine called Nurofen made a misleading conduct by making a fraud....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Morality, Utilitarianism]

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The Use Of Moral Judgement While Executing Unjust Military Orders

- On September 11, 2001, this country was under attack and thousands of Americans died at the hands of terrorists. This action caused the U.S. Military to invade Iraq because of the idea that this country was involved in harboring terrorist and were believed to have weapons of mass destruction. This was an executive order that came down from our government, for us to go in and attack Iraq while searching for those who were responsible for the death of American lives. This war brought in many prisoners whom were part of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, whom the military took into custody many of its lower level members to get tips in capturing higher level members....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Moral]

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The Grounds Of Utilitarianism That Parents Have A Moral Duty

- Julian Savulescu tries to argue on the grounds of Utilitarianism that parents have a moral duty to improve their children’s genetic makeup in the same way that they would improve the child’s “environment” or prevent diseases (The Ethical Life, 443). Julian thinks this is a duty because it will yield the most positive outcomes or consequences. He believes that failure to use genetic enhancements, when a parent has an opportunity to benefit their child, is neglecting the child’s needs which is morally wrong (The Ethical Life, 443)....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Utilitarianism]

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Ethics And Ethics : The Theory Of Deontology

- Ethics use different theories for a person to base their decisions on throughout life. Two different theories are utilitarianism and deontological. Most theories relate to the well-being of others and the decisions to help the majority. Austin Cline notes the theory of deontology focuses on a strict obedience to moral rules or duties. Deontology releases a person from their personal emotions in these decisions and they use rules that are general to everyone. Stephen Nathanson suggests that everyone needs to develop their own ethical reasoning abilities because they need principles to support their decisions in life, so they can avoid the sociological and cultural influences within their live...   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Moral]

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Why Alex Should Not Pull The Rail Switch

- The Great Train Dilemma In the story the “train switch dilemma” a single train car is rushing toward a group of five unknowing workers who cannot hear the train approaching. Another train worker, who we will call Alex is working at his summer job, he sees the train headed for the five unknowing workers. Alex notices a rail switch lever which if pulled will divert the train unto a different track, however, if Alex pulls the rail switch lever he sees that it will divert the train to a track with one lone worker surly killing the one standing alone....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Human]

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Why Alex Should Not Pull The Rail Switch

- In the story the “train switch dilemma” a single train car is rushing toward a group of five unknowing workers who cannot hear the train approaching. Another train worker, who we will call Alex is working at his summer job, he sees the train headed for the five unknowing workers. Alex notices a rail switch lever which if pulled will divert the train onto a different track, however, if Alex pulls the rail switch lever he sees that it will divert the train to a track with one lone worker surely killing the one standing alone....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Human]

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Understanding Aspects Of Ethical Reasoning

- Timeer Mehta Professor McCrossin Intro to Ethics 22 December 2015 Understanding Aspects of Ethical Reasoning A Comparison of Kant & Mill Every day we are often faced with numerous different scenarios and decision-making opportunities which rely upon our own morals and values in order to figure out how to weigh the ethical content of our different choices and the consequences they entail. Being able to understand and develop a framework for these moral and ethical conundrums is an important way to be able to analyze and evaluate what our values are - or should be - and how our actions reflect our own ethical reasoning....   [tags: Ethics, Philosophy, Morality, Immanuel Kant]

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The Theory Of Morality Is Dependent On God ( Austin )

- 1. Devine Command Theory is the theory is that morality is dependent on God (Austin). God makes commands and people live by His word and are dependent on His morals for their way of life. In this Theory God makes his commands and people use this to live moral lives. There are so many religions out there that sometimes people are opposed to DCT, just because God said they should do it. There are many philosophers that are for and against The Devine Command Theory. The strength that I see in DCT is that it gives people something to believe in, not just because he said so, but because they have faith in God and he has everyone’s best interest at heart....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Morality, Ethics, Philosophy]

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Ethics : The Value Of Decisions And Behaviors

- Ethics: The value of decisions and behaviors. Ethics are and have been the determining factor for making decisions and developing behaviors. There are many ways to alter decision making or modifying ones behavior depending on the system of ethics to which one subscribes. Deontology, based on being duty-bound to follow a universal law; Utilitarianism or Consequentialism, based on results of the actions; Existential or Authenticity, based on which world formula is the true one; and Virtues, which is based on a morally right action is one that promotes happiness....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Virtue]

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Jenna Clifford 's Influence On The Body Image

- Jenna Clifford is sixteen-years-old living in Nashville, Tennessee. Her best friend, sixteen-year-old Calvin Bass has been suffering from depression and anxiety due to his body image. Calvin has refused to seek for help and attend therapy sessions. Jenna has noticed that Calvin’s mother, Mrs. Bass, a single mother has taken the problems into her own hands, and has been given Calvin un-prescribed medicine (Marijuana) she believes would help him. This leaves Calvin with extreme side effects as it worsens his depression....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Philosophy]

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Unethical Aspects Of Substance Abuse And Social Welfare

- Unethical Issues in Substance Abuse and Social Welfare Name Institution Unethical Issues in Substance Abuse and Social Welfare Introduction Citizens living below the poverty line are faced with financial challenge; therefore, prioritizing their household budget crucial. However, most of people living under such financial constraints are still involved in excessive alcohol consumption and abuse of drugs. Apart from the health complications brought about by such substances, such luxuries are associated with huge spending at household level (Arney, 2010)....   [tags: Morality, Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Human]

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My Baseline Ethics : Moral Principles Of Right And Wrong

- My Baseline Ethics I would define the term ethics as moral principles of right and wrong. I believe my religion and spirituality have a lot to do with what I view as right or wrong, or as ethical. Also, my religion is Catholic Christian and I strongly believe in God, so when I am faced with an ethical issue I often times think of what God would view as the right thing to do. For example, I believe in the Ten Commandments, and I believe it is wrong to act in ways against these commandments. “You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, and you shall not steal.” These are commandments numbers six through eight and I believe they are ethical and the right thing to do....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Philosophy, Morality]

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Utilitarianism : The Best Known And Most Influential Moral Theories

- Utilitarianism is one of the best known and most influential moral theories. Like other forms of consequentialism, its main idea is that whether actions are morally right or wrong depends on their effects. More specially, the only effects of actions that are relevant are the good and bad results that they produce. Utilitarian Position • Act-Utilitarianism is a utilitarian theory of ethics which states that a person’s act is morally right only if it produces as much happiness as any other act that the person could perform at that time....   [tags: Morality, Utilitarianism, Ethics, Immanuel Kant]

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Abortion Is The Best Option For Women

- Abortion Abortion is one of the most highly arguable and controversial topic. It is an ethical issue that has been discussed and debated for decades. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy (citation). Those who defend and stand for abortion are the Pro-Choice group. Pro Choice believe abortion is rightfully a woman 's choice on what she chooses to do with her body. In people’s daily personal lives, situation will not always be black and white....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Pregnancy]

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The Golden Rule : Relationship With Ethics And Happiness

- 2016 The Golden Rule: Its Relationship to Ethics and Happiness When people are asked to define or describe what helps them differentiate between right and wrong, they are being asked to discuss the beliefs they hold about ethics. Most people would say the main determining factor of their ethical decisions is their conscience. However, this answer would give rise to some very important questions such as; where does a conscience come from and what is it. As a Christian my response to these questions would be that a conscience is a gift given to humanity by God....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Morality, Virtue]

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Ethics And Ethics : Ethics, And Virtue Ethics

- Ethics in business is a highly important concept, as it can affect a company’s profits, salaries paid to employees and CEOs, and public opinion, among many other aspects of a business. Ethics can be enforced by company policies and guidelines, set a precedent when a company is faced with an important decision, and are also evolving thanks to new technology and situations that arise due to technology usage. Businesses have a duty to maintain their ethical responsibilities and also to help their employees enforce these responsibilities in and out of the workplace....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Deontological ethics]

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Why Alex Should Not Pull The Rail Switch

- In the essay the “train switch dilemma” a single train car is rushing toward a group of five unknowing workers who cannot hear the train approaching. Another train worker (Alex) who is working at his summer job sees the train headed for the five workers but notices a rail switch which if pulled will divert the train to a different track, however if the rail switch lever is pulled it will kill the lone person working there. The rail switch presents the following moral dilemma: do nothing and five people die, or flip the switch and one person dies....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Morality, Ethics, Religion]

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Is Abortion A Matter Of Reproductive?

- Abortion is a procedure in which a pregnancy is terminated by the removal of a fetus or embryo. This procedure has been and is still a controversial topic and debate in society, individuals have different opinions and arguments towards this subject. Many people defend their argument and opinion is based on their own value system. Although abortion is a matter of reproductive rights, individuals will perceive it by their own ethics and morals. Philosophers Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill discuss and express their own system of morals and ethics....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Deontological ethics]

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Two Prominent Ethical Theories Under Debate Today

- Ethics Essay Two prominent ethical theories under debate today are Kantianism and Utilitarianism. According to John Stuart Mill the morality of an action is determined by how well it promotes the greatest good for the greatest number of people. The concept is known as Utilitarianism (Mortensen lecture, March 22). Immanuel Kant believes that morality depends on our reasons for actions. Kant believes that if you follow his Principle of Universalizablity and Principle of Humanity you will succeed in leading a moral life (Mortensen lecture, March 27)....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Utilitarianism]

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Morality, Moral, And Good And Bad Based On Our Values, Virtues And Principles

- Morality involves what we ought to do regarding right and wrong and/or good and bad based on our values, virtues and principles (Gray, JW). Something is moral if it is the right thing to do or rational thing to do based on the facts presented in a situation. Objectivity is the state or quality of being true even outside of one’s individual biases, interpretations, and feelings (Wikipedia). Objective decisions are ones that are not based on personal feelings or opinions, but instead it is based on the circumstances and facts presented when considering a particular decision....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Moral]

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The Death Of A Holy Temple Of Ikkt ( Leckie 123 )

- We have been friends for a very long time. I know we don’t talk as much since we have strict schedules, but I really need to discuss an issue with you. You were given an order by Anaander Mianaai to shoot and kill eighty-three protesting Tanmind civilians that entered into a holy temple of Ikkt (Leckie 123). They were merely disputing the presumed death of Jen Shinnan niece. Not to mention that the manslaughter itself happened because of you. The unreported investigation you conducted for the niece’s accusations of harassment and threats made to her by the Orsians may have led to this situation....   [tags: Morality, Immanuel Kant, Ethics, KILL]

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Ethical Decisions : Public And Personal Health Versus Education

- Ethical Decisions: Public and Personal Health versus Education Ethics are defined as moral principles that govern individual or group behaviors, action and inaction in response to various situations. While the definition of ethics may be quite clear, it is within the details that conflict is found. Normative theories, consist of heterogeneous ethical concepts. These theories can be further divided into subgroups, which may vary greatly or merely have variations in application. With numerous concepts and ideologies the differences between ethical theories can be inherently incompatible....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Deontological ethics]

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The Sources Of Normativity By Christine Korsgaard

- In the reading of The Sources of Normativity, Christine Korsgaard discusses four basic theories for the justification of morality: Voluntarism, Realism, Reflective Endorsement, and the Appeal to Autonomy. For the purpose of this essay, I will be defining Voluntarism, outlining the argument that Korsgaard presents for Voluntarism, and explain her criticism for why it fails. First of all, let me start off by defining the meaning of Voluntarism. Voluntarism is the theory that God or the ultimate nature of reality is to be conceived as some form of will (or conation)....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Morality, Utilitarianism, Ethics]

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The Trolley Problem Of The Subway Trolley

- The Trolley Problem is a scenario possessing two similar versions that begs the question of whether or not it is ethical to kill a person in order to save five. In both versions of this problem, there is a trolley approaching a track with people tied down. In the first version there are two tracks; the first with five people tied down and the other with one person tied down, as the train is approaching the five people. Beside the track there is a switch that will cause the train to travel onto the second track, in which only one person is tied down....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Morality, Ethics, Utilitarianism]

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The Ethical Approaches Of Both Designed Philosophers

- Before using the different ethical approaches of both designed philosophers, one should first approximate oneself to the objective facts or determined moral act which is been judged. In the particular case against Robert Latimer, we should first take a deep look over his whole moral decision content, his core motivation, means, and intention. According to the judicial decision, he was found guilty of second-degree murder of his daughter Tracy, who suffered of several conditions, among those, CP or cerebral palsy that made her unable to be independent in all ways, besides causing multiple additional health issues, that produced a lot of extreme physical pain, and also psychological suffering...   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Suffering]

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Case Study Regarding Compensation / Discrimination At R & S Electronic Service Company

- Many businesses, employers, and employees are often faced with tough decision within the workplace that could forced them to make decision based on legal decision, moral decisions, and ethical decision. After reading the case study regarding compensation/discrimination at R&S Electronic Service Company, I have determined that all parties within this case scenario of stakeholders. Stakeholders are defined as any person with an interest or concern of a business. As we begin to identify the key stakeholders and their specific interest in the Family Business we must break down each individual and the role they play in the business....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Employment, Philosophy]

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The Importance Of Pleasure And Pain By John Stuart Mill

- Pleasure and pain are aspects of everyday life. To a utilitarian, an action that gives pleasure or the removes pains for the largest amount of people is morally right (John Stuart Mill, What Utilitarianism Is Pg. 182 Sec. 2) . As such, letting a murderer in your home would seem to be outlandish and would result in pain for yourself and those who are around you. Kantians would go against utilitarians (intending happiness) saying it is not the consequence but the motive that decides whether an action has moral worth (Immanuel Kant, Section I Pg.50 4:394)....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Utilitarianism, Morality, Ethics]

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Sports And Moral Theories Of Moral Reasoning

- Sports and Moral Theories Moral reasoning requires athletes to think about what is a good decision and is this decision right or wrong, strategic decisions are based on what advantage will this bring to the individual. Moral decisions produce a variety of different outcomes and two common areas of moral thinking include consequentialism and deontological theory. Both consequentialism and deontologicalism have strengths and weaknesses and both theories are used in a variety of situations, in regards to sports ethics....   [tags: Ethics, Decision making, Immanuel Kant]

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Exploring Ethical Ideologies : Deontology And Consequentialism

- Exploring Ethical Ideologies: Deontology and Consequentialism Contemporary society adheres to the ethical ideologies that were dictated by philosophers such as Immanuel Kant, W.D. Ross, and John Stuart Mill. The conundrum is deciding which ethical system is more consistent with our values: Deontology or Consequentialism. Both ideologies intend to promote betterment. It is the means used to achieve such goals that compels me to be a deontologist. While Consequentialism presents a pragmatic, amoral process where the end justifies the means, I prefer the ethical ideology deontology with a universal stance within the realm of morality, because its principles provides moral guidance, encourages...   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Deontological ethics]

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Happiness Of A Capitalist Society Starts With An Individual

- Happiness in a capitalist society starts with an individual. “Many think that happiness [represents] ourselves in material things, but actually happiness [starts] from within” (Dalai Lama). Happiness starts from individual responsibility. Then the right method brings happy life, individuals, family, nation and world (Dalai Lama). Dalai Lama says happiness starts with the individual’s actions and their efforts result toward their happiness. Those who had maximum effect from a parent during childhood have more happiness as an adult....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Categorical imperative, Ethics]

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Ethics And The Word Of Ethics

- The word Rede has been replaced with the word Ethics which is a set of moral principles that govern a person 's or a group 's behaviour. Ethics has been studied throughout history by the likes of Socrates in Athens, 469-399 B.C, Plato in 427-347 B.C, Aristotle in 384-322, Stagira, Thrace, Hobbes 1588-1679, Immanuel Kant 1724-1804, and many others. Ethics and morals are the way we grade or selfs and others if we are living as a good person or not. We develop our ethics though out of our life from friends, family, religions, where we live,and out own personal beliefs....   [tags: Ethics, Virtue, Morality, Immanuel Kant]

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The Candide By Thomas Hobbes And Francis Bacon

- The Enlightenment was an eighteenth century intellectual movement that built the foundation for scientific reasoning and new world exploration. The Enlightenment period produced great and revolutionary minds from Britain, France and Europe with questioning the traditional way of thinking. Philosophers that helped build the early Enlightenment period are Thomas Hobbes and Francis Bacon. They were apart of the early years of the Enlightenment stage with discovering new scientific revolution. With the new technology being developed more and more philosophers wanted to find out what is factual and what is legend....   [tags: Voltaire, Age of Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant]

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Case Study : Retroactive Grade Inflation

- Case Study #3 Case 6: Retroactive Grade Inflation The academic integrity of many academic institutions nationwide is becoming more challenging. This case study presents an example on how the academic integrity of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles is being challenged after they’ve decided to inflate students GPAs. The central moral issue in the case revolves around the fact that Loyola Law School in Los Angeles retroactively inflated its students‘ GPAs by 0.333. The grade inflation will effortlessly grant a student with an A- an A....   [tags: Ethics, Deontological ethics, Immanuel Kant]

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The Divine Command Theory : An Argument

- Divine Command Theory: (When employing the DCT in an argument, you must always cite a specific source ie. scripture, doctrine etc. to validate your claim.) The Divine Command Theory says that any action, whether good or bad, is morally right if God is the one commanding the action (Vaughn 71). This theory belongs to the nonconsequentialist theory— an ethical theory that states that right and wrong are not determined by the consequences of an action (Vaughn 71). The Divine Command Theory is a Nonconsequentialist Theory because God is the source of truth and the rightness and wrongness of the action is based on the accepted rule of God’s words....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Philosophy, Immanuel Kant]

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Moral Decisions : Being Good

- Throughout life, people are faced with moral decisions that will impact not only themselves but also, the people they surround themselves with. One of these moral decisions people encounter daily is truthfulness in their actions and words. In Blackburn’s novel, “Being Good”, he states “It is not easy to find a stable attitude to the stringency of the prohibition of lying.” I agree with his quote because everyone tends to lie no matter the magnitude of the lie, in order to protect themselves and the people they care about....   [tags: Morality, Immanuel Kant, Ethics, Lie]

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Utilitarianism Vs. Hedonism : Utilitarianism And Hedonism

- A moral theory should be one’s guide when deciding whether an action is either good or bad, wrong or right. There are many types of moral theories to choose from, but we will only focus on two: utilitarianism and ancient hedonism. These theories meet in their pursuit of something greater, for hedonism it’s personal pleasure while for utilitarianism it is happiness for the greater number of people. In this work, the differences and the similarities of utilitarianism and hedonism will be pointed out after explaining them separately....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Ethics, Hedonism, Immanuel Kant]

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The Death Of A Vending Machine

- Ethics It is morally and ethically unjustifiable to resort to torture, no matter what the scenario might be. In this case, if you are not getting reliable information while interrogating the prisoner; then you are most likely not going to get reliable information while torturing the prisoner. The prisoner is most likely going to give you information that you want to hear, so you will stop with the torture. The decision to not torture the prisoner might leave thousands of lives at stake if he still refuses to give reliable information during interrogation....   [tags: Morality, Human, Ethics, Immanuel Kant]

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The Moral Action Guide Of Deontology

- The moral action guide, Cultural Relativism, states that from an outsider’s perspective, a person cannot judge whether an action, society, or a culture is moral or amoral. Cultural Relativism argues since each society or culture has its own ideas on morality, it is not possible for an outsider to judge whether their actions or society ideals are moral or not, because what each person or culture perceives as moral is relative to where they are from. Immanuel Kant on the hand argues in his paper, “The Good Will and Categorical Imperative,” the moral action guide of Deontology....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Morality, Categorical imperative]

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What Makes A Conscious Is God

- When people are asked to define or describe what helps them differentiate between right and wrong, they are essential being asked to discuss the beliefs they hold about ethics. Most people would probably say that the main determining factor of right behavior is their conscious. However, this answer would give rise to some very important questions such as; where does a conscious come from and what is it. As a Christian my response to these question would be that a conscious is a gift given to humanity by God....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Morality, Virtue]

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Abortion Is Moral Or Ethical?

- Abortion is characterized as a planned end of a pregnancy and it has been a genuine moral issue for quite a while. There are distinctive differences in perspectives from civil arguments that give contentions on whether it is moral or ethical to end a fetus 's life amid a pregnancy and before the typical childbirth. These days, present day medicinal advances permit individuals to have a premature birth in view of their own wills and needs in numerous nations. Be that as it may, is it sufficiently moral to do as such....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Pregnancy]

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John Stuart Mill 's Ethical Theory

- On the other hand, when determining the morality of the act of giving money, John Stuart Mill’s utilitarian ethical theory would focus on consequences as well as two main components: deriving highest pleasure and avoiding pain for the majority (Mill 8). Mill argues, “He who saves a fellow creature from drowning does what is morally right, whether his motive be duty or the hope of being paid for his trouble” (Mill 18). Through this example, John Stuart Mill describes the importance of consequences, rather than motive in determining whether an act is ethical....   [tags: Ethics, Utilitarianism, Morality, Immanuel Kant]

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The Ethical Theory Of An Organization

- A system of rules organized an association of people to establish a society. These rules enhance the lives of people to get organized and progress. One of the rules is the rule of conduct which ought the people to do or ought not to do depends on the situation. These rules constitute a phenomenon of Morality. The philosophical study of morality is an ethics which are rational and systematic analysis of conduct that can be a source of benefit or harm to other people. The predominant focus of an ethics is based on the voluntary and moral choices of the people....   [tags: Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Utilitarianism, Morality]

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Utilitarianism And Deontological Ethics : Utilitarianism

- Utilitarianism and Deontological Ethics. Utilitarianism is one of the best known and most influential moral theories. Like other forms of consequentialism, its core idea is that whether actions are morally right or wrong depends on their effects. More specially, the only effects of actions that are relevant are the good and bad results that they produce. Utilitarian Position • Act-Utilitarianism is a utilitarian theory of ethics which states that a person’s act is morally right if and only if it produces at last as much happiness as any other act that the person could perform at that time....   [tags: Morality, Utilitarianism, Ethics, Immanuel Kant]

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The Rights Of The Homeless

- While viewing homeless individuals in the streets, Jeremy Bentham recognized that there is not only pain suffered by the homeless but also pain inflicted upon the non-homeless that view the homeless. To reach an economical solution, he proposed that society should pay to take the homeless off the streets, leading to less suffering by the homeless and the passerby. “Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do….” (Jeremy Bentham, Principles of Morals and Legislation, ch....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Morality]

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The Ethical Theory Of Utilitarianism

- What is utilitarianism. Through philosophy, John Stuart Mill aims to answer this question. He asserts that one’s actions must be right if the greatest number of individuals are pleased with the greatest good. The theory of utilitarianism is straightforward. One must always chose the action that will contribute to the greatest good. In any instance, one must chose the action that will promote the greatest good for the greatest number. This principle allows one to decipher any action that may be considered right or wrong....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Rights]

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Reference Guide For Theories Of Ethics

- Table 2.1 Reference guide for theories of ethics Theory Basic Ideas, Guiding principles and assumptions Benefits and Demerits in an IT environment Examples Ethical egoism This theory defines morality by the impact of an action on the person taking the action (Himma, 2007). It argues that it is ethical for people to promote their self-interests through their actions. The key assumption is that self-interests and personal needs create a sense of strong responsibility to other people. Individuals acting on the basis of this theory are therefore expected to make decisions or take actions that are primarily based on their own interests and personal needs....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Consequentialism]

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Summary Of ' Iris Murdoch '

- Iris Murdoch, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, was known as one of the most important novelist in English during the twentieth century. In her 26 novels, she explores interesting aspects of psychology and philosophy. In her piece Morality and Religion, she states, “the most evident bridge between morality and religion is the idea of virtue” (Murdoch 363). To some, virtue is still considered a positive idea to pursue, while to others virtue has faded, has lost its positive meaning, and it is now considered “priggishness” or “rigidity”....   [tags: Religion, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Human]

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Philosophical Views Of Animal Ethics

- Philosophical Views of Animal Ethics For this essay, I chose to look at Immanuel Kant’s and John Stuart Mill’s views on the human treatment of non-human animals, specifically in the case of animal testing. I will look at Kant’s and Mill’s views separately, then the issue of the testing of animals, and finally, the philosophers’ views on the issue. I believe that both philosophers would come to the same conclusion, that animal testing is unethical in most cases. Immanuel Kant has a deontological view of ethics....   [tags: Ethics, Philosophy, Morality, Immanuel Kant]

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John Stuart Mill 's Morality

- As I grew older my grandmother used the word “morals” more and more often. She would explain to me that it is important to have morals, to treat yourself and others with respect and to always do what’s “right”. It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized that the idea of what’s “morally” right isn’t always lawful and that everybody 's definition of morals or what 's moral is different. John Stuart Mill 's defines whether an action is morally just or not based off of the amount of happiness obtained from said action....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Immanuel Kant, Human]

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The Moral Aspect Of Sex

- In today’s culture, sex has become a topic that is vastly open and common. The dynamic of sex has been continuously growing over the past years and now most people are open to casual dating, hooking up, friends with benefit and more. As culture of sex is rapidly changing, we must stop and consider the implications and the moral aspect of sexual openness that’s so common today. Philosopher Immanuel Kant has written about sexual impulse and the implications of it in his work: Duties Toward Body with Respect to Sexual Impulse....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Aesthetics]

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The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

- Intro Nelson Mandela struggled with the apartheid government to free his people from slavery for years. He did not take any easy way out for himself. He could have made his struggle much easier, but he chose to have it harder on himself and use that as a way to gain the acceptance of the people. Mandela did not condone the violence until he felt that every peaceful aspect had been tried. Many people have ideas about what life events are worth fighting for, Mandela chose his to fight peacefully until everything was out of control....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Philosophy, Thomas Hobbes]

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John Stuart Mill 's Morality

- There are several ways of examining morality philosophically. John Stuart Mill provides some Empirical insight which focuses on consequences. Immanuel Kant views morality in terms of motives. These are the two I will be using to examine my moral dilemma. Before I can examine the implications of each moral view on the case, though, I must first define each view. Mill says you can find one thing that’s intrinsically valuable and all other values fall into place. That value, according to him, is happiness....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Categorical imperative, Ethics]

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I Am A Philosophy Class

- Attending a philosophy class was probably not what I had in mind for an ideal summer, but I do not regret my decision to sign up for philosophy. I didn’t have any previous philosophy classes in any of my previous schooling, so I figured that I would give this a shot. There are many opinions, perspectives, and experiences that I gained from this class. Before having this course, I thought that philosophy just consisted of a bunch of smart historians expressing catchy word phrases. What I now know is that philosophy is basically the human challenging of knowledge, existence, and morals....   [tags: Immanuel Kant, Philosophy, Categorical imperative]

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The Wise By Gotthold Lessing

- Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Lessing is praised as being one of the great works of the Age of Enlightenment. The premise of the work seeks to refute a worldview that is dominated by prejudice and dogmatic practices through the way in which this play works to explore three religious cultures: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Lessing does this to convey the reality that all of these religions deserve equal amounts of respect and claims on their subjective religious truths. This concept of religious equality is one of the predominant reasons Nathan the Wise was banned in Germany soon after it’s release in 1779, as well as the claim that the book was really an attack of the Christian religion....   [tags: Religion, Age of Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant]

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