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Kantian Ethics

Kantian Ethics

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Kantian BusinessKantian BusinessEthicsEthics
The Ethics of DutyThe Ethics of Duty
More than anyMore than anyother philosopher,other philosopher,Kant emphasized theKant emphasized theway in which the moralway in which the morallife was centered onlife was centered onduty.duty.
1724 -- 1804
It is sometimes described as "duty" or It is sometimes described as "duty" or "obligation" based ethics, because"obligation" based ethics, becausedeontologists believe that ethical rulesdeontologists believe that ethical rules"bind you to your duty."bind you to your duty.When faced with an ethical dilemma, KantWhen faced with an ethical dilemma, Kantbelieves we should ask ourselves: “Tobelieves we should ask ourselves: “Towhom do I owe a duty and what duty do Iwhom do I owe a duty and what duty do Iowe them?”owe them?”Kant believes only actions performed for Kant believes only actions performed for the sake of duty have moral worth.the sake of duty have moral worth.

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