The Basic Fundamentals Of Kant's Moral Theory

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The basic fundamentals of Kant’s moral theory are derived from good will. Kant explains his idea of a categorical imperative that is similar to the “golden rule.” Unlike utilitarianism where lying is sometimes allowed if the greater good benefits, the categorical imperative does not allow one to be an “exception” to a certain moral. For example, if one is put in a situation where an easy option is to lie, that person cannot take that route unless they are capable of making that a universal rule where everyone is allowed to lie if in a similar predicament. Kantians believe that an act only has moral worth if it not done from immediate inclination or for self-interest, but for the sake of fulfilling one’s personal duties. Kant also states how

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