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Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals

Immanuel Kant

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According to Kant, moral laws apply:

According to Kant, actions conform to duty when:

Kant argues that moral philosophy is useful for which of the following reasons?

Which of the following is the one unambiguously good thing in the world?

Which of the following is a formulation of the moral law from Chapter 1?

Which of the following is a formulation of the categorical imperative from Chapter 2?

In the "kingdom of ends" described in Chapter 2, which of the following is true?

Which of the following is true of things in themselves?

According to Kant, which of the following would count as "heteronomy"?

Kant argues that morality may be based on which of the following?

Which of the following best characterizes Kant's philosophical method?

In what year was the Grounding published?

Which of the following was published before the Grounding?

Kant's hometown is now located in which of the following countries?

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by rogueraccoon, February 11, 2014

The last note on Darwin and evolution displays a common misconception about evolution, that is, the anthropomorphism of a process. Organs do not develop to help with survival, the organs that are best suited for survival survive. There is no purpose in an organ's origins.

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by sotvictim, August 30, 2014

It is misleading to understand Kant as part of the Enlightenment tradition. While he was a contemporary of the Age of Enlightenment, or the Age of Reason (like J. Locke), he certainly was not in agreement with the Enlightenment movement. As his own Critiques show, he was not confident that reason, understood by others as the conceptualizing of our experiences and thereby understanding our world (what he calls "Pure Reason"), was the proper guide to our actions and to our societies. This is why he was so similar to Rousseau (another Counter-E... Read more

Grammatically Obtuse

by JBeez63, November 11, 2014

My main issue with Kant is the sentence structure, or lack thereof, with using, as it were, to be confusing, too many commas, and everywhere then with odd wordings.

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