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We are left with a continuum of ownership scenarios with elements that (1) are introducible as categorical imperatives, (2) are consistent with the survival of mankind, and (3) can be argued for without entailing a performative contradiction.
A deontological analysis reveals that such assignments are unethical because they cannot be reconciled either with Kant's categorical imperative or (more importantly for our purposes) with the ALA "Code of Ethics.
In the course of these alterations, Husserl's formulation of the categorical imperative also changes: "Sei ein wahrer Mensch; fuhre ein Leben, das du durchgangig einsichtig rechtfertigen kannst, ein Leben aus praktischer Vernunft.
Kant's second formulation of the Categorical Imperative.
15) See Philippa Foot, "Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives," in her Virtues and Vices (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978), wherein she challenges the Kantian notion that categorical imperatives are absolutely binding.
This is supported by Kant's categorical imperative that government cannot treat citizens as a means to an end.
3) This heavy obligation is asymmetrical in that our duty to the other is boundless, and we are commanded to act without expectation of symmetrical treatment that is implicit in Kant's categorical imperative.
This obedience before understanding is against Kantian logic, for this biblical ethic cannot be reduced to a categorical imperative in which a universality is suddenly able to direct a will.
The universality of rules or the categorical imperative, versus the "if, then" situation of hypothetical imperative is discussed and adds Kant's "practical imperative" and "kingdom of ends" as an ideal state of affairs, where one treats oneself and others as an end and not merely as a means.
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Kant, of course, would probably object to the idea of deriving morality from stage pictures, even ones that illustrate the categorical imperative.
Richman defines a person as a rational being capable of acting in accordance with Kant's Categorical Imperative, which is "Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.