Categorical imperative Essays

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Nonhuman Animals

Early Modern Perspectives on the Moral Status of Nonhuman Animals: Descartes, Kant, and Bentham The trajectory of our anthropocentric thinking on the moral status of nonhuman animals has its roots in classical antiquity and has been guided along by the relatively unchallenged assumption that cognitive inferiority is a relevant measure of moral inferiority. The ancient […]

Pages: 32 Words: 9627 Topics: Categorical Imperative, Consciousness, Immanuel Kant, Morality, Reasoning, Rene Descartes, Suffering

Virtue and Pleasure in Aristotle and Kant

The Relation between Virtue and Pleasure in Aristotle and Kant Introduction ‘Every action and choice is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.’ (Aristotle: 1094a1-3). Philosophy has always been concerned with trying to determine why we do the […]

Pages: 35 Words: 10465 Topics: Aristotle, Categorical Imperative, Eudaimonia, Happiness, Immanuel Kant, Reasoning, Virtue
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Capital Punishment and Redemption

Introduction In 2005, a man named Stanley Tookie Williams was sentenced to death by the State of California after being convicted of murdering four people. While waiting for his execution, Williams attempted to make amends by writing children’s books that warned about the dangers of gangs and violence. Because of these acts, many people believed […]

Pages: 3 Words: 780 Topics: Capital Punishment, Categorical Imperative, Crime, Criminal Law, Ethical Egoism, Justice, Social Institutions

Organ Donation and its Ethical Values

Abstract For this study the focus is on the ethical perspectives of organ donation. In this overview organ donation is defined as a consenting individual whom wanted to donate their organs. This is determined when the circulatory system in the body is no longer functioning (Thoung et el 2016). One of the primary perspectives that […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1474 Topics: Categorical Imperative, Organ Donation, Social Institutions, Stereotypes, Utilitarianism