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Immanual Kant's Moral Philosophy Essay

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The philosopher Immanuel Kant in “Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals” in his chapter I, brings to us a magnificent explanation about moral philosophy where analyze and critics the conduct, acts of the human beings. Kant states, “Nothing can possibly be convinced in the world, or even out it, which can be called good, without qualification, except a good will”. I agree with this affirmation because everything we do must be doing it by good will. If we do this we reach happiness according with the author in his words, “Thus a good will appears to constitute the indispensable condition even of being worthy of happiness”.
Moral duties are universal where each person with morality is obligated to do something moral trough their customs, manners and good habits. Aristotle as philosopher has the same thought that morality and their duties originates and grows as result of our habits and customs, to this is ...view middle of the document...

Other reason the salesman wants be honest and keep the price to all customers is that at the end he wants be happy. But, if they do contrary it, they will be selfish person. With respect to this point of view, I can say that trough of our life with the experience that we will achieve during years; we can help other people to act and to do better things different that we had before. For example, when a father give a council to their son, sometimes the children even they received a good council, as many cases they still will do different. Making mistakes by lack of experience on their life, they don’t mature emotionally, and again in many cases they are not responsible yet. The responsibility and mature in a person is develop trough of the experience, and time as well. Other example came to my mind, I think, that can help me understand better at Kant philosophy about morality and their duties. I lived by elementary school, during hours when the students going to school and when they are leaving. The speed limit is 20 miles per hour and also the yellows is on during these hours. I have observed that many drivers reduce the velocity of their cars, in other words they obey the law, they have respect to the duty, if the drivers do not do this, then they will break the rules, and could cause an accident, and the end get a fine for disobey a law. Hobbes agree with Kant in this point of view, He states “The others is when men agree amongst themselves to summit to some man, or assembly of men, voluntary, or confidence to be protected by him against all others. This latter may be called a political Commonwealth or Commonwealth by institution; and the former, a commonwealth by acquisition”. Obey the laws of transit by duty as good citizen is a reason and other reason we could be pay for ours disobedience with money or jail. The Ethic comes from respect and obeys to the rules, laws. Always we must have in mind do everything with good will, if we will do this, then will have in good way to understand the moral philosophy of Kant and all the teaching the he has leaved to us. Kant, Hobbes and Aristotle have showed a great knowledge about moral, in many points they agree and other disagree.

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