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...