After Week 7: State Kant’s “Categorical Imperative,” the CI. Take two/three moral problems to
test with the Categorical Imperative. State the moral principle that is involved with the issue at
hand, such as “Should I cheat on my taxes?” “Should we use techniques of torture to get
information in defense of National Security?” “Is capital punishment morally right?” “Should
hand guns be banned?” Or pick your own example of a moral issue in the news.
First, state the rule of the moral action involved. Second, Can you rationally will that
that principle could become a universal law of human conduct? Why/why not?
Then conclude, does the C.I. allow or condemn that principle as a morally
permissible/recommended (rational) action? Is the C.I. a viable moral principle?