Immanuel Kant's Ethics As A Theory Of Ethics

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Ethics is a set of standards of what is “good and “right” in one’s behaviour. Law is a system of rules that a particular country follows to regulate the actions of its members and may enforce it by imposing penalties. Since we were young our parents instilled in us what is right and wrong. Everybody’s ethics are different because we are being influenced not only by our parents’ beliefs, values and norms but also by the environment and society we live in. How one perceives things is different, how one deals with the situation is different because of our different ethics. “In law, a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics, he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so... Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.”As somebody who believes in god and with Kant’s ideas, I agree with this quote because Kantian ethics are usually spoken of in terms of duty and doing the right thing, Kant himself thought that what was good was an essential part of ethics. Immanuel Kant is considered the central figure of modern philosophy. He was greatly influenced by Aristotle, David Hume, and Plato. His main interests were epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. Kant made the basis for an ethical law from the concept of duty. Kant believed that people should obey the law no matter what their morals are. When we pay taxes, we can use the categorical imperative theory. For example, filling out a tax form for a Canadian Citizen is necessary.
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