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  1. You will be surprised, but there is no moral philosophy of Kant. And what is there? There is a competent philosophical position. And the philosopher Kant was a competent philosopher. What does it mean to be a competent philosopher? It is very simple in fact: the philosopher does not invent morality (conscience). He can only remain in a “state of morality (conscience)”for a long time. I. Kant's categorical imperative (by the way, a paraphrase of the Bible) is not a requirement to do this, but only an indication (reversal) to the state of conscience, which lasts by paying attention to it. Through the imperative “conscience knows conscience”. And the world is more moral and just for a small moment. Well, this is far from enough.

  2. It is possible to embody absolutely any teaching that does not violate the laws of nature.

    Many very incompetent and illiterate doctrines and regimes have already been implemented.

    The guiding star of civilization is still such, according to the famous aphorism – ” the human mind is very limited, but its stupidity has no boundaries.”

  3. This question was answered by a follower of Kant Fichte:

    a person can do what he should.

    According to Kant, a person's freedom depends only on his mind. Freedom is something that exists only in the mind and for the mind. Therefore, sentient beings cannot be free, no matter how much they shout about their rights. And it is in the power of a sentient being to act like a sentient being. This is what it means to be moral in the Kantian sense.

    This is quite impossible for someone whose mind is dominated by the passions, but it becomes quite possible for someone who takes responsibility for his life.

    And in what relation a particular person will be with reason, to what extent he will be guided by it in life – that is why a person is given freedom.

  4. God is the world. God obeys the categorical imperative. that is, it is a guarantee of the absolute justice of the world. The categorical imperative is my definition, and Kant has nothing to do with it.

  5. Kant himself, to give him his due, was not entirely sure, but he believed that humanity had no other choice.

    On the one hand, a person is a “crooked tesin, from which nothing can be drawn directly”, on the other, we are waiting for either a “cemetery of humanity”, or a slow approval of the moral law as the basis for all our actions.

    Kant, who understood that what he demanded of us was seemingly impossible, encouraged the reader by saying that we were being pushed along the path of moral development by “Nature”, which has a” design ” for man.

  6. Perhaps. The question, as always, is the price. Is it possible to detach yourself from the traditions, the way of life of the family, from the mores reigning around, stereotypes imposed from the outside-perhaps. It is possible to describe the circle of communication with people who understand you, who speak the “same language”with you-perhaps. Whether it is possible to put the general above the particular-it is possible. Is it possible to put the last thing left on the scale-life-when the chosen path has led to a dead end?

  7. It depends on whose life.

    In your own life, it is unlikely, but it is possible if you have tremendous perseverance, superhuman willpower and the worldview of an enlightened monk.

    In the life of society-absolutely impossible. Because Kant's moral philosophy is a logical construct, and society is a biological, social, and cultural fact.

  8. The categorical imperative is that it cannot be violated. So the only thing that separates what you mean when you say “Kant's moral philosophy “from” implementation ” is people's lack of intelligence. Some of them.

  9. Kant's moral philosophy is constantly being implemented. More precisely, there is a place in life for Kant's moral philosophy, although life and the categorical imperative are never identical. This is due to the difference between ethics as a normative science (that is, answering the question “how should it be”) and reality, consisting of empirical facts (“as it is”).

    You can strive to become a Kantian in everyday life, that is, answer the question ” What should I do?” according to Kant's logic. To do this, you must first recognize yourself as an autonomous individual, responsible for all your actions independently and without external authorities. Then you must apply the categorical imperative: always act as if your will were the universal law of the universe. In other words, if you have doubts about the moral quality of your action and don't know whether it will be worthy or bad, ask yourself: would you like to live in a world where all people do this to each other? And if your answer is yes, then your action can be considered moral.

    The restriction that Kant imposes: you can not treat another person as a means to achieve your goals, a person is the goal of every moral action, and morality, therefore, should not be unrelated to the benefit or benefit for you personally. Kant's moral philosophy leads to paradoxical consequences, in particular, in one well-known fragment, Kant explicitly calls any lie immoral, including one that is committed for salvation, including the salvation of life.

    Moreover, Kant's logic has no social dimension, and he does not propose to construct something like “moral communism”, a set of measures that would make all people moral beings. We are responsible for ourselves and cannot take moral responsibility for society. In this sense, we have no step towards universal compulsory “Kantianism in general”, towards a world of Kantians.

  10. Theoretically, yes, there is nothing stopping you from always following the imperative and not lying, and so on.

    However, on a practical level, most people will not be able to do without lying, even with a “good” intention, in their daily lives.

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