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Duty is prior to Happiness
Since the time of the ancient philosophers to the modern times, philosophers have pondered on the possibility over the existence of right ad wrong. Philosophers have dealt extensively on the matter to do with morality and ethical decision-making in their study of human conducts. There are various theories that have been put forth to try and explain whether morality do really exist. One of the most popular philosophers of the 19th century, Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) gave considerable though to this question. In a short story, “Duty is prior to Happiness”, Immanuel Kant expound his view of moral philosophy. It is an extension of Kantian ethics. One of the most important concept in this short story, and which is the subject of this essay is categorical imperative.
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