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Kant's Ethical Framework

Kant's Ethical Framework

Immanuel Kant's ethics revolved around disinterested actions aimed at the common good. He introduced the concept of the categorical imperative, which commands us to act in ways that benefit humanity as a whole.

  • Ethical actions should be disinterested and universal.
  • Kant emphasized the importance of freedom and moral duty.
  • His ideas form the basis of modern humanism.

"Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law." – Immanuel Kant

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Western philosophy's evolution is a fascinating journey through complex ideas and influential thinkers. This book provides an accessible guide, distilling intricate concepts into understandable language. By exploring the major phases of Western thought, readers can gain valuable insights into human existence and practical ways to lead a more meaningful life.

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