Kantian Philosophy in Brief

“Act only on that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” (Kant 88)

This sentence resumes in great part the essence of  Kantian Philosophy. It collects in only 21 words the whole moral theory of one of the most complex philosophers. It is translated to a  complicated english. The targeted audiences are  topic specific readers, in its lowest levels college students. Thats why there is no necessity to sugar code it with an easier translation.  Talking about universality is always a complicated topic because there are many grey areas in the world. But the way the phrase is stated makes it clear that universality is crucial in this area. In one hand you have doing actions that everyone can do, on the other hand you have actions that if everyone committed the world will be chaos. The concept is either black or white.

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