Cmpgroup5readingnotesapr12

Hypothetical Imperative
- If you want/will "X", then do "y".
Kant says everyone does what they do so they can be happy. That everyone wants to be happy (different methods, not everyone is happy although).
Humans reason works backwards from happy. For example
- ect. <-Education (values similar) <--Successful (Good family life) <--—- Happy

Kant says humans use reasoning to structure their lives and animals lack reasoning.

Categorical Imperative
- The rule used to construct moral maxims. Maxims = rules that tell how to behave in a certain situation.
- No matter what the "IF" is you should do "y"….. If you want "x" then do "y". Applys to everyone.

hypothetical Imperative apply to person with a certain desire

1) Act only on those maxims which you can will be universal laws (applying to everyone, at all times, in all situations).
1A) Laws of nature…
2) Ends-in-Themselves (Respect others)
4)Autonomy (self governing / self rule giving oneself the law)
3) The kingdom of Ends (kingdom of heaven)

Duties never conflict in Kants arguments

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