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Categorical Imperative helps us think about what’s fair and right for everyone, not just for ourselves. Examine.

Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.

6. Categorical Imperative helps us think about what’s fair and right for everyone, not just for ourselves. Examine. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: plato.stanford.edu

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about Categorical Imperative and its role making us think about everyone and not just ourselves.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining Categorical Imperative.

Body:

First, write about Categorical Imperative and explain it in brief.

Next, write about how it makes individuals to think about the consequences and universal applicability of their actions. It guides us to consider what would be fair, just, and right for everyone involved, fostering a sense of moral duty and responsibility beyond our individual interests.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarising.