For this assignment you will compose a well-written and thoughtful short-essay of 500-750 words in length (2-3 pages), based on the following question:
Agree or disagree with Kant’s thesis that acts that are not universalizable or use persons, are wrong even if they bring about good results or consequences.
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This brief discussion takes up the question of how to evaluate Kant’s thesis that acts that are not universalizable, or use persons, are wrong even if they bring about good results or consequences. Given the complexity of Kant’s position, much space is first spent presenting the broad strokes—and important nuances—of Kant’s understanding of moral requirements as necessary and compelling, and of the good will as dutiful commitment to moral requirements’ dictates. As will be argued, boiling down an evaluation of these key aspects of Kant’s thought to simple agreement or disagreement...
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