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Running head: ANALYZING KANT’S IDEAS ON MORALITY 1
CRITICAL ANALYSIS ON KANT’S IDEAS ON MORALITY
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KANT’S MORALITY THEORY 2
It would be rather hard to accept with finality the ideas that are proposed by Kant in his
proposals about morality and law. This is because of what I really feel he overlooked in his
work. Kant overlooked that most human beings are driven by selfish motives in which it is the
human nature trait in trying to have self-preservation. Whereas the ideas of Kant was to have a
flawless and seemingly perfect world, he really did not fully appreciate some natural laws such
as human selfishness and imperfect nature; all driven by the motive for survival.
Categorical imperative according to Kant is an objective backed with rational necessity and
unconditional principle in which all human beings should always follow despite any desires or
inclinations, natural or not, that we may have to contradict this. The simple implication of the
categorical imperative by Kant was that all moral actions validate the requirements for rationality
while the immoral actions are a direct contradiction of this as they are; irrational. The main basis
of Kant’s moral theory and the categorical imperative is one that is based on an autonomous will;
a soul that is not enslaved by human passions and desires (Kant & Ladd, 2009). Kant therefore
was looking for morality that is beyond human reproach and guided by self-legislation based on
the common sense and other tools that human beings possess in defining their morality.
The fact that Kant viewed morality as a duty is largely attributed to the fact that duty arises from
ones actions and not the consequences of their actions. This implied that Kant believed that there
are some moral actions that human beings ought to do because they are rational beings and do
not have to rely on anyone, not even God to know what they are supposed to do (L’etang, 2012).

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Running head: ANALYZING KANT’S IDEAS ON MORALITY CRITICAL ANALYSIS ON KANT’S IDEAS ON MORALITY NAME INSTITUTION AFFILIATION 1 KANT’S MORALITY THEORY 2 It would be rather hard to accept with finality the ideas that are proposed by Kant in his proposals about morality and law. This is because of what I really feel he overlooked in his work. Kant overlooked that most human beings are driven by selfish motives in which it is the human nature trait in trying to have self-preservation. Whereas the ideas of Kant was to have a flawless and seemingly perfect world, he really did not fully appreciate some natural laws such as human selfishness and imperfect nature; all driven by the motive for survival. Categorical imperative according to Kant is an objective backed with rational necessity and unconditional principle in which all human beings should always follow despite any desires ...
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