Unifying the Categorical Imperative

Southwest Philosophy Review 28 (1):217-225 (2012)
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Marcus Arvan
University of Tampa
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This paper demonstrates something that Kant notoriously claimed to be possible, but which Kant scholars today widely believe to be impossible: unification of all three formulations of the Categorical Imperative. Part 1 of this paper tells a broad-brush story of how I understand Kant’s theory of practical reason and morality, showing how the three formulations of the Categorical Imperative appear to me to be unified. Part 2 then provides clear textual support for each premise in the argument for my interpretation.
Keywords Kantianism  moral philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/swphilreview201228122
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