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March 28, 2015

Mill’s utilitarianism

John Stuart Mill proposed a theory contrast to Kantianism. According to Mill, an action is good if it benefits someone; an action is bad if it harms someone. This ethical theory, is called utilitarianism, is based upon the Principle of…

March 28, 2015

Kant’s three postulates of morality

The three postulates of morality are given by Immanuel Kant. They have been discussed as below: Immortality of the Soul Kant states in his critique, “the belief in God and another world is so interwoven with my moral sentiment.” The postulate…

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Kant’s notion of Good Will

According to Kant, the one unconditionally good thing is a good will despite all encroachments. When we act, consequences of our actions lies beyond our control, but the will behind the action can be controlled. People with good will often…

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Kant’s Categorical Imperative

Immanuel Kant (1724 – 1804) was a German philosopher and is considered one of the central figures in modern philosophy. Kantianism Kant believed that people’s actions should to be guided by moral laws, and that these moral laws were universal. He held that…

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Kant’s Ethics: Core Idea

Kant believed that people’s actions should to be guided by moral laws, and that these moral laws were universal. He held that in order to apply to all rational beings, any supreme principle of morality must itself be based on…