Business Ethics - PHILOS3235 - 9 February 2018

Kant wants to show that abstract reason is the only grounding for morality (morality formula)

Categorical Imperative (Universal moral law)

  • Formula #1 - Universal Law
    • Never commit an action that you couldn’t at the same time will into universal law
  • Testing: is it logical/ immoral - logical contradiction
  • Can’t lie: leads to a contradiction, if willed universally no one would take lie for truth
  • Rational Constant: its irrational not to take context into consideration
    • better idea? - goal trying to be achieved? duties conflict?