Kantian Moral Theory

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This essay deals with the identification of any possible element of Kant's work in moral philosophy which can be used as a substantial theoretical source for the support of other theories of justification. Thus, it is necessary to compare Kant's views about moral judgements with each of the theorists discussed below, and identify the similarities and differences each theory have in light of Kant's.


In order to achieve the above task the paper has been divided in four parts. Firstly it is important to identify the methods of justification used by Kant in Groundwork of Metaphysics of Moral. A general overview is also made regarding the value of Kant's work for the researchers in the area of moral philosophy. From that the second part of this essay refers to the theories of justification used by other philosophers, namely Rawls and Hare. This essay would argue that although many of Kant's concepts are used, the extent to which they served as models of theory justification is rather some degree of. The idea of (preference) utilitarianism is also presented in this part in order to explain the stages of development of moral theory in the history. Part Three evaluates the possible relation between the methods of justification used by Kant and those applied by D. Gauthier and A. Gewirth. ...
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