Kantianism

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Kantianism

What is Kantianism?

Kantianism or Kantian Ethics is the moral theory coined by Immanuel Kant. It is our first deontological moral theory, but it is not absolutely deontological as it builds its rules based on absolute consequences.

e.g. if everyone stole from everyone, if everyone lied all the time, if everyone killed, if everyone raped etc.

So how does this stand up to scrutiny? How would a Kantian answer some of the moral dilemmas?

Find Out tonight!

Further Reading

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Immanuel Kant
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Kant’s Moral Philosophy
Guyer, P. (1992) Cambridge Companion to Kant, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
Guyer, P. (1992) Cambridge Companion to Kant and Moral Philosophy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
Kant, I. (1797[2019]) Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, Oxford, Oxford University Press