Section 5.3 Much Obliged. Duty Makes Right. Kant on Intrinsic Value. Why does he think that whatever is of intrinsic value, it can’t be happiness, pleasure, satisfaction, utility?. Kant on Intrinsic Value.
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Duty Makes Right
Why does he think that whatever is of intrinsic value, it can’t be happiness, pleasure, satisfaction, utility?
Hypothetical vs. Categorical Imperatives
Unfortunately, this is already ambiguous. Why?
At least two different senses in which I might be willing to have everyone act on it.
Self-Conscious – Can be aware of principles governing their actions
Rational – Can determine if these principles are universalizable and reversible
Free – Can choose to act on these principles
Broad’s Typhoid Man
Ewing’s Prudent Diplomat
Rank duties hierarchically.
An action is right if it falls under the highest ranked prima facie duty in a given situation.
This is how we deal with conflict.