Kantianism: Principles And Consequences Of Jean's Law

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Before I discuss the theories, I would like to point out the Jean 's important actions that will be analyze to determine whether he acts justly. The first point to realize is that Jean acted based on his self interest of saving his friend. Second, Jean broke laws by hacking into the Pharmacy 's security. Third, Jean lied (arguable) to the pharmacist. Fourth, Jean made the pharmacist break rules by giving Jean medication that he would otherwise not give if he knew the truth. Those are the four points that will be analyzed to evaluate Jean 's action.

Kantianism uses a unique principle of duty rather than measurement. In Kantianism, a person act purely because of a universal moral rule that is based on the Categorical Imperative. This action is done regardless of the consequences afterward because duty is more important. To determine what rules are valid, the Categorical Imperative has two important checks: the rules must be universally applicable, meaning anyone can do follow it and it will not change due to certain circumstances; and that the rules must never make other people use people purely for the purpose of achieving his or her goals. If a rule passes those checks, it is valid and must be follow.

While there is no real list of rules based on Kantianism, I will base Jean 's decision on morality. Evaluating the first point, Jean broke the second clause of the Categorical Imperative: using other as a purely as a mean to an end. Jean save his

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