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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.
Through application of the categorical imperative, each individual is viewed as the source of morality.
In [sections] 4, I attempt to show that the adoption of a contextualist response to the regress argument not only eliminates the primary motivation for adopting a Humean view, but also undermines the standard grounds for doubting that reasons for action can take the form of categorical imperatives.
So the categorical imperative is universally valid, and the necessity involved here is not merely a "natural necessity," as in the case of imperatives of prudence: categorical imperatives are universally valid for all rational agents independently of any of their ends, even of their necessary ends.
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.
If you thought you could avoid normativity by rejecting categorical imperatives and embracing only hypothetical imperatives, think again.
There are two main types of imperatives: Categorical imperatives and conditional imperatives.
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.