Kant's Immanuel: Grounding Of Metaphysics Of Mo

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Philosophy 100 Steven Phan Kant, Immanuel: Grounding of Metaphysics of Moral 10-19-15 The first of Kant’s essay about metaphysics on morality, he revealed to us that it is one’s sense of duty, which makes it a moral action. He also explained what logic is as it pertains understanding the most reasonable course to take, and as well as how it can only be a pure concept as it does not derive from experiences. Taking all of this into account, in the second part of Kant’s essay, he start with the idea that there is now way to give an example of a moral action outside of it being of duty. See that humans are able to make choices, their actions can fall into two categories of why they do them, according to Kant. The first category is called the hypothetical imperative, and it’s when the rational reasoning behind the course of action is clear and for one’s own goal. The second is the …show more content…

With the idea of a categorical imperative for a duty, it follows the though of it being pure. Being a pure thought and taken from experiences we can get morally actions as they are truly intuitive. Such as helping one another is moral and priori. Although we can be taught to help others, all are born with the thought of helping each other. It follows the rules of nature, as humans are social creature. As a result of this we constantly require the assistance of fellow humans in order to gain the greatest positive outcomes for ourselves. This can also explain why some people enjoy and gain internal pleasures when helping others. Kant explains that as rational beings we do not get our moral understanding from experiences but rather it is something that we are born with. Using the example of God we see that he is the symbol of morality, however how he came to be was not from experiences but rather priori

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