Kant's Critique Of Practical Reason

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Elmedina Selimovic Ethics HU 220 Professor Fredregill August 10th, 2015 In this paper I will be applying presented ethical theory to contemporary ethical issues. The ethical theory that I chose is Kant’s Critique of Practical Reason. I will be giving a examples of moral philosophy. I will be going over three different things: Kantian ethics, Categorical Imperative and Autonomy. Kant argued that it was Hume's philosophy, flinched from the "dogmatism". However, in the changed context and something unlike Hume, Kant had just sense a source of moral norms. The changed context consisted in the fact that Kant does not ask how to justify all value judgments in the same way, rather than separately dealing with the so-called morality in the narrow sense, that is, the attitudes on which it is possible to agree all and make them subject to an obligation or duty and other value judgments in which it sets the request. This difference, which extends along ethic is well understood. You can consider that a good deal of long…show more content…
Kant, Critique of Practical Reason “Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and the more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above and the moral law within.” (Kant, Critique of Practical Reason,…show more content…
Causal relationships are discovered only when the categories apply to the experience. We have no way of causal relationships behind and draw conclusions out of the experience. Therefore, we cannot from the causal order of nature validly conclude about God, freedom, immortality of the soul, etc. Nature is quite impersonal and amoral, and I can be seen as the product of a creator (God), but we cannot confirm that so is (no experience of it). Therefore we are forced to look for moral area outside the areas of nature. Morale must be independent of how the outside world starts moving (must be a forest, a priori, independent of
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