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The Categorical Imperative is supposed to provide a way for us to evaluate moral actions and to make moral judgments. Discuss.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and the world to the concepts of morality;

7. The Categorical Imperative is supposed to provide a way for us to evaluate moral actions and to make moral judgments. Discuss. (150 Words)

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Reference:  plato.stanford.edu

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Philosophical Mondays’ in Mission-2022 Secure.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the evaluative aspect of Kantian Categorical Imperative.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by defining Categorical Imperative of Emmanuel Kant.

Body:

Begin the body by explaining in detail about your understanding of Categorical Imperative with examples. You can use simple but effective examples to put forward your ideas regarding Universal Moral Law etc.

Next, mention how it provides a framework of judging moral right actions from the wrong ones.

Conclusion:

Give a concise summation of your views to conclude the answer.