Immanuel Kant's Ethical Theory

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Immanuel kant wrote his famous ethical treatise foundations of the metaphysics of morals before the rise of English utilitarianism, but he was well equinted with the idea of founding morality on the feelings of pleasure and pain, rather than on reason . Firstly, Kant was of the view in related to the ideas of Jeremy becham and Stuart mill and both of them focused on the pleasure is coming. Kant then worked on his theory and focused on reason. Moral obligations thus have nothing to do with consequences, in Kant’s view but arises solely from a moral law that is binding on all rational beings. The Main Features of Kant’s Theory : The main features of the ethical theory presented in the foundation can be illustrated by considering one of Kant’s own example. “A man finds himself forced by need to borrow money. He well knows that he won’t be able to repay it ,but he also…show more content…
it is an unconditional statement .taking the feelings as personal aspect and taking moral at first sight. A proper set of rules which cannot be changed comes under this imperative. Kant’s theory has a categorical imperative as it holds a clear and ordered command. Intrinsic Value: “The value in which we consider as a mean not as a source is known as intrinsic”.when we consider a certain thing or person as an end in itself it becomes intrinsic. Focusing on the emotions of the people and taking care of their passion is a moral and ethical norm which should never be forgotton. Kant mainly considered this value in his theory as an important factor. Objective theory: Objective theory is a give and take theory in which beyond the desires passions and feelings of a certain person the desires of is considered with equal morality. Basically it is the opinion of everyone. Kant’s ethical theory is based on objective morality that involves the happiness of everyone. Intrinsic
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