Kantian ethics – “Ethical judgements about something being good, bad, right and wrong should be based on the extent to which duty is served.” Assess this view (40 marks)

Colour code:  Blue – Your argument   Red – Argument against Orange – Critical analysis Purple – Scholars Immanuel Kant, in his work "The groundwork of the metaphysics of morals", set out what he believed to be the correct approach to ethics. Kant's understanding was morality is discovered "a priori". His reasoning for this stems from what … Continue reading Kantian ethics – “Ethical judgements about something being good, bad, right and wrong should be based on the extent to which duty is served.” Assess this view (40 marks)

Kantian ethics – “Kantian ethics is a helpful method of moral decision making.” Discuss (40 marks)

Colour code: Blue – Your argument   Red – Argument against Orange – Critical analysis Purple – Scholars Kantian Ethics’ deontological (duty-based) method is a polarising normative approach to moral decision making. The rejection of consequentialism leaves many modern thinkers to discard the concepts for being too rigid and abstract. It can, however, be said to have … Continue reading Kantian ethics – “Kantian ethics is a helpful method of moral decision making.” Discuss (40 marks)