Act in such a way that the maxim of your action could become universal law

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Kant’s ethical theory was that he Believed in human freedom while the natural world operates according to Self-imposed ‘laws of freedom’ his basic argument for freedom was without Freedom morality is not possible and morality exists thus freedom exists. Kant Also believed that morality comes from rationality. Kant ethics is the study of Our duty since we are free, rational beings we can choose between actions Unlike non humans animals who are guided by instinct. Moral actions are actions Where reason leads rather than follows such action must be considered other Beings that act according to their own conception of law. Kant says that the Only thing that is completely good is a good will the desire to conform itself To the moral law. Kant’s assumes that there is moral law, and he further Assumes that there is some rational representation of moral law that we can Understand. Kant is known for the term known as Categorical imperative states Act only to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should Become a universal law. For example; - eating tasty food is not good for Health. So, choosing healthy food over the tasty food is good for the Individual and at the same time good for the world by making production of such Healthy food environmentally friendly. In Short, we act ethically if we freely conform our will to the moral law Which it understands as the categorical imperative. The imperative prescribes Action that are rationally consistent. If we act in this way, we may not be Happy, but we will be moral. We will have done our duty.
However, lies told in order to avoid hurting someone feelings Are an example of how two categorical imperatives, do not lie and do not harm Another person, could come into a conflict. How would a person resolve a Conflict? What if telling the truth were to harm someone?ere!

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