categorical imperative

  1. the moral principle that behavior should be determined by duty
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use categorical imperative In A Sentence

  • The issue is then to discern the categorical imperatives of a federative government, such as natural and civil rights.
  • Kant's categorical imperative test, for example, holds that universalizability is the distinguishing feature of correct moral judgments, and that a judgment is universalizable if and only if it can, without contradiction, be willed as a universal practical law Impartiality
  • There's no mention of important ethical notions such as the distinction between hypothetical and categorical imperatives (crucial to much of what goes on in the book), or the criterion of universalisability.
  • At an opposite extreme, Kant's categorical imperative has been taken to generate an approach to practical reasoning (via a “typic of practical judgment”) that is distinctive from other practical reasoning both in the range of considerations it addresses and its structure (Nell 1975). Moral Reasoning
  • According to Kant, only autonomous legislation can yield a categorical imperative; whereas heteronomous legislation can yield only hypothetical imperatives. Kant and Hume on Morality
  • I was therefore already familiar with the categorical imperative, not least in Auden's rather fine clerihew: Free Software and the Categorical Imperative
  • With much sapience, he ruled that the categorical imperative of the situation was that charity begins at home and the guilty party must pay for his own beer that evening.
  • Much as the categorical imperative is sometimes associated with a form of 'rigorism' connected with Kant's Prussian upbringing, it can hardly be said to tie down to agent to precise forms of action. Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]
  • Yes, in Kantian terms, respect for autonomy is closely related to the categorical imperative of treating people as ends and not means.
  • To pass unscathed into the inner sanctum of the wave is the categorical imperative of surfing.
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy