Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives*

Philippa Foot

in Virtues and Vices

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252862
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597435 | DOI:
Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives*

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It is commonly supposed that Immanuel Kant, distinguishing categorical imperatives from hypothetical (or desire based) imperatives, proved that moral judgements give categorical imperatives. These views are challenged.

Keywords: categorical imperatives; desires; hypothetical imperatives; Immanuel Kant; moral judgements

Chapter.  6678 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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