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Read chapter 3 (Book ETHICS Theory and Practice updated Eleventh Edition; Jacques Thiroux)

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Watch the films "Gone Baby Gone" and "Sleepers". Pick one movie and apply Kant's moral philosophy to judge the MAIN FINAL action. Judging any other action in the movie is an automatic zero. 500 words minimum in MLA format.

Minimum 3 sources from LIRN Code: 24439 *Not applying the following premises results in an automatic F.(Website Florida National University)

1. The first premise is that a person acts morally if his or her conduct would, without condition, be the "right" conduct for any person in similar circumstances (the "First Maxim").

2. The second premise is that conduct is "right" if it treats others/yourself as ends in themselves/yourself and not as means to an end (the "Second Maxim").

3. The conclusion is that a person acts morally when he or she acts as if his or her conduct was establishing a universal law governing others in similar circumstances (the "Third Maxim").

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Application of Kant’s Ethical Philosophy: “Gone Baby Gone”
Every step an individual makes in life has an implication of why the person has made,
and it is guided by a given principle. The capability within which people do things in life vary
with their level of reasoning that defines their dignity. This level of reasoning determines actions
people take to solve their issues and accomplish their set objectives. In the event of taking
actions to solve the issues, individuals are meant to abide by a given law as a way of doing what
is right. This script discusses application of Kant’s ethical philosophy to make the final central
action in the movie “Gone Baby Gone” by utilizing the three premises.
In the film, “Gone Baby Gone” as seen from the video, Helene’s daughter goes missing,
and Patrick Kenzie happens to be amongst the detectives aligned the work of locating the child.
In the process of carrying out his investigation duty, he realizes that Helene is careless about her
daughter and exercise negligence of caring her child since she takes two hours at the bars where
she embroils herself in drug dealing business with other drug sellers. Jack, a member of the
dealers of drugs kidnaps the child because he wanted the child have an actual home. Since
Patrick is now aware of this situation, an ethical dilemma ensues that forms the final action taken
at the end of this film. Will Patrick allow Jack keep the girl forever, or is he supposed to report
Jack to the police? The final central action taken in this movie is the decision Patrick makes to
report the kidnapper, Jac...

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