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  • Perfect Duties are mostly described as ‘negative duties’ – i.e ‘do not x’, ‘do not y’, ‘do not steal’, ‘do not lie’.
  • Imperfect Duties are described as A duty that one needs to do.
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KANT'S AXE: An example of Kant's Moral Law Theory

Kant gave us the example of an axe wielding man, he claimed that should a man carrying an axe knock on your door demanding to know the location of your friend, you are obliged to tell him only the truth. 144 more words



One key differentiation that needs to be made is the difference between Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives. Whilst Hypothetical imperatives are based on ‘you must do x to achieve y’ (you must exercise to keep fit), the Categorical imperative is based on ‘you must do x’ or alternatively ‘you must not do x’ (you must never lie). 221 more words


The Two Commandments of Today's Secular Gospel

Law. Law with a capital ‘L.’

We all want to know what is The Law, what are the sets of principles we should live by – no, what are the rights and duties we must have and must live by – and what are the principles, rights and duties we expect others to have and to live by. 807 more words

Coarse Discourse I - Islam, Kant, Marx, Hegel & History

As I explain in the video, this will be a semi-daily video log of my reflections as a philosophy student.

In this first Coarse Discourse, I begin rambling about why my Muslim professor might like Kant’s ethics so much. 34 more words

Society And Morals

Søren Kierkegaard on Philosophy

Philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard

To say is easy. To do is hard.

Getting the majority vote on one’s side and one’s God-relationship transformed into a speculative enterprise on the basis of probability and partnership and fellow shareholders is the first step toward becoming objective. 24,873 more words