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Table 1 summarizes various potential categorical imperatives of ownership in terms of whether they permit the possibility of acting man and whether they necessarily imply a libertarian ethic.
A categorical imperative is not conditional, and is binding at all times and for all rational beings.
A scheme that leaves us with conflicting categorical imperatives leaves us with no undeniable categorical imperative at all--it sets us adrift in the armchair logician's universe of "logically possible worlds.
In the first essay, Hill develops the Kantian requirement that moral reasoning be grounded in an a priori method, the notion of duties as categorical imperatives, and the requirement that moral agents have autonomy of will.
God emerges as the source and guarantor of the moral order we experience in our recognition and submission to the categorical imperatives of duty.
Finally, the last three essays are dedicated to a presumed gap in the derivation of categorical imperatives, to Kant's doctrine of obligatory ends, and to his conception of radical evil.
In "Kantian Rationalism: Inescapability, Authority, and Supremacy," David Brink argues that although Kant's argument from the inescapability of moral requirements qua categorical imperatives is plausible, there is reason to be skeptical of Kant's claim that impartial moral requirements are overriding.
To this end, Lisska explains the Thomistic theory in language intelligible to those untrained in scholastic philosophy and also takes up modern criticisms leveled against Aquinas with respect to his naturalism, his reliance on an outmoded metaphysics of essences, his failure to acknowledge the is/ought distinction, the absence of categorical imperatives, and so forth.
Kant allegedly urges the construction of norms by using categorical imperatives.