Ethics section 4

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Phil 143 JCCC
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Explain Kants principle of Ends...

Act so as to treat every person affected by your action as an end and never as a means only.

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Explain Kants Principle of Universal Law...

Act only in accordance with a maxim that you can at the same time(rationally) will to be a universal law or principle

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What does Kant mean by maxim?

simply some rule of conduct or behavior

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Give an example of a Maxim...

I should always wash before I eat for health reasons.

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What are the three steps on taking in Kantian ethical theory to determine whether a proposed moral action is right or wrong.

1. What maxim does the act fall under
2. What is the result of universalizing the maxim?
3. What the practice of the universalized maxim be inconsistent or consistent

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What is the golden Rule and why does Kant reject it?

Do unto others as you would like done to you. Kant says that what you want done to you is not what someone else may want done to them