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1

Kant lived from

1724 - 1804

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what do the imperatives do

they help us make the right choice, they are rules for the will to follow

3

Kant doesn't believe in

essences

4

what is a categorical imperative

commands you must follow regardless of your desires. it's your duty, morality

5

what is a hypothetical imperative

commands you should follow if you want something

6

what are the 3 categorical imperatives

1. formula of humanity
2. universal law formula
3. principle of autonomy

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what is the formula of humanity

act so that you treat humanity always as an end, never as a mere means

8

what is the universal law formula

act only according to a maxim which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law without contradiction

9

what is the principle of autonomy

no rule of action is morally acceptable that cannot be regarded as a law applicable to everyone, and legislated by everyone

10

what is a maxim

rule or principle of action

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when can a maxim not be universalized

when it goes against moral laws