Someone who disagrees might say that it is not okay to do that(to lie) and that it is not okay. Kant might say that lying is never justified or immortal. Some people would say that if you lie then you can ruin some relationships and friendships. What is wrong with this argument?What is wrong with this argument is that many people would not get evidence or proof that lying is wrong because most people lie and that means that they were taught to lie and that means that their parent or parents that that it was okay to lie.
When we act, whether or not we reach our ends that we intend to pursue, what we control is the reason behind those actions not the consequences of those actions. Kant presents the categorical imperative to pursue and establish the meaning of morality. Of the different formulations of the Categorical Imperative, the second formulation is perhaps the most instinctively persuasive. However, in spite of its intuitive appeal, even the most basic elements of the second formulation are surprisingly unclear and even controversial. The objective of this paper is to offer a consistent account of these issues, while recognizing alternative interpretations that Kant talks about. Moreover I would be presenting my opinion of disagreement with Kant about
One of the greatest commandments written in history is “Thou Shalt not lie.” From a young age we have been taught of the negative effects of lying. We are taught, as toddlers, not to cheat on tests and punished for our dishonesty when caught. But as we grow older we discover that lying is not as terrible as we were raised to believe. Sometimes lying is safer than the truth.
Many people wonder is it wrong to lie or are there some situation where lying is the best option? In the book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon, Mark Haddon shifts Christopher’s outlook on honesty and changed his outlook dramatically. Many people, including Christopher, believe in the statement “honesty is the best policy.” However while Christopher becomes more independent, he realizes that in some situations being dishonest might be the best answer. When his father lies to Christopher, Christopher follows his father’s actions and starts to comprehend when he must lie.
This quote says that lying happens frequently; no one can resist it. It also says lying is deadly, which is also shown in the Bible within the story of Adam and Eve, when the serpent lies to Eve, convincing her to consume the sacred fruit. In modern society, lying is a common practice. A person may lie protect themselves, or to gain something wanted. This may be due to religious diversity or the decay of respect in society.
Stephanie Ericsson begins her explorative essay, “The Ways We Lie,” with a personal anecdote of all the lies she fabricated in one day. She told her bank that a deposit was in the mail when it was not, told a client that the traffic had been bad when she was late for other reasons, told her partner that her day was fine when it was really exhausting, and told her friend she was too busy for lunch when she just was not hungry, all in the course of a day. She shifts from talking about herself to talking about everyone, claiming that all people lie, exaggerate, minimize, keep secrets, and tell other lies. But, like herself, most still consider themselves honest people. She describes a week in which she tried to never tell a lie; it was debilitating, she claims.
Many people have told lies and been told lies ,however the biggest lie of all is lying to oneself. Everyone has been told to share the truth because even though the truth will hurt others now, a carried out lie will hurt them a lot more in the future. It 's better to do right than to live in lies such as don 't hide all your faults they won 't just go away, you need to learn from your mistakes. In Les Miserables and The Kite Runner a man 's reputation is not as important as his family. As in giving up yourself for another and to be happy, like leaving your homeland where you are known and in charge to become a working man and make your family happy.
Kant basic rule or idea is that we have a duty to do that which is right; and that if we want to determine whether or not an action is morally acceptable, all we need to do is consider whether or not it makes sense for us to recommend to everybody should do whatever we are considering. Kant argues and gives circumstances that may lead one to desire to promise to do something he really has no intention of doing. So, he considers whether it would be acceptable as a law for everyone to make promises that they have no intention of keeping. Considering the result that promises would be completely void of meaning, Kant sees that lying can't be a law, and so, cannot be morally condoned. That's one of Kant’s main points of his rule.
In the articles, “Brad Blanton:Honestly, Tell the Truth,” by Barbara Ballinger and “Rejecting all lies:Immanuel Kant,” by Sissela Bok they both think the same as well except Kant thinks even in life or death situations don’t lie. In the article,”Brad Blanton:Honestly Tell the Truth,” it shows that lying can be very stressful. As Blanton said,”Because it keeps you locked in the jail of your own mind”(Ballinger 7). This shows it can be stressful because since you lie, the truth somewhat wants to come out.
He said that all individuals deserve truthful statements. This is our formal duty to stay honest. In the end I would have to agree and disagree with Immanuel Kant. I have to admit lying can be an awful and hurtful situation. I will say that just because you may lie how and then it doesn't make you an ugly human being.
Kant’s being of the categorical imperative with its three formulations, and Mill’s principle of utility. Both of their principles are incorporated with a kind of universality; Kant’s case that of restricting one’s rules of action to those that one can will to be a universal law of nature, and Mill’s case considering the consequences of a type of actions for humans and creatures. The two of them have a two-stage conception of moral thinking: a critical stage and an application stage. Their proposed ‘duties to others’ correspond with one another by being not to lie, to be beneficent, not to steal, and not to deprive others of
Kant’s first formulation of the CI is also named universalizability, all moral maxims must be universalizable. According to Kant, it is not rational to choose a world in which you cannot will the maxim of your action to be a universal law. This is where CI (moral maxims apply to everyone, for example, if you expect other people to keep their promises, then you are obligated to keep your own promises) are different from merely hypothetical ones which command conditionally on your having a relevant desire, the example would be an ‘ought’ statement of the form, ‘if you want A, then you ought to do B’. This is a hypothetical imperative, such as ‘Jack sees a cake, Jack ought not to eat it, as it is a means to keep healthy’. Such thinking appeals to our rationality and can be found in every major world religion most typically summarized in ‘The Golden Rule’ – treat other people as you want to be treated.
A will which acts of obligation is discernable as a will which defeats obstructions with a specific end goal to keep the ethical law. Next, we discuss the understanding of maxim, a maxim is a principle on which we act upon. An example of maxim would be the idea of stealing from the rich in order to give it to the poor. When we formulate a maxim, we must obligate to follow through it. As we continue on we come across an important principle of morality called categorical imperative.
Thus, from a young age, children harbor “utilitarian perspective about the moral values of lying and truth-telling, at least in the politeness situations,” even if parents eschew lying (Fengling Ma, Fen Xu, Gail D. Heyman, and Kang Lee). Parallelly, since the truth can be a bitter pill to swallow, adults frequently employ deception in order to be polite. In “Lying in Everyday Life,” a group of participants confessed that their lies were generally not serious and, moreover, 70% admitted that they would tell them again (DePaulo, Bella M., Deborah A. Kashy, Susan E. Kirkendol, and Melissa M. Wyer 991). Without doubt, these types of inoffensive—and advantageous—lies act as a social lubricant, avoid unwanted social, personal, or relational mistakes