1. Format Rule
2 Charge to act on
Quiz 2 - Kant @ attributes of a categorical Imperative
Good will- orient correct moral rule
Not in relation to psychological desires.
Criticism of Consequentialis to Kant
Consequences are totally unrelated.
Questions to answer on-line.
Life support for prisoner
1. Not to give ventilator
2. Give ventilator.
Can they have a good life if they live?
Kirkovan and Rachials are similar
- If you kill one Indian - responsible
If government kills one Indian
Good Will - Kant's concept of a person as a moral agent
I kill - Moral agent
Tree kills- not moral
BF Skinner - people do not have this free will.
We formulate a moral rule ourself.
If an act
Child Development - shape desires or Rational judgement
Want to teach morality
Event in the world Action of person
as moral agent
Cause => Event Action=> Intent purpose
Kant thinks you can have a strong desire and still not do it.
Work from duty
Course Pack - Two neighbors
Doesn't want to kill =Follows desires
Wants to kill but doesn't =>moral
Courts - important for decision
People can change feelings over time.
Not praiseworthy to have nice desires.
Have feelings, but which one to act upon
May act without feeling also
Humans suspended in between
Kant doesn't talk about human beings - abstract
Categorical hypothesis ( vs hypothetical)
Draw lines of responsibility - Laws insute
The spirit of Kant - Not make yourself exception
1. A rule to be a moral rule - It must be one that you can will to be universal
2. Treat persons as ends in themselves ant not mere means
Kant (anti suicide preserve)
Say a blood test needed- Not really - want to help other people - person as a means
Work for Ford Motor - give consent - person not a means
Kant leads to civil rights- Non utilitarian
Kant criticism - Too abstract
No provision for conflict - Rights conflict```Ethical Relativism