Kant's Metaphysics of Morals: Summary & Analysis


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In The Metaphysics of Morality, Kant wanted to show that human beings can determine moral good and evil based solely on _____.

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1. Which of the following is NOT a proposition of Kant's argument for philosophical moral cognition?

2. What is a maxim?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Immanuel Kant came up with Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals during his time as a philosopher. Test what you know about this work by answering questions on how Kant believed humans could determine what was good and/or evil and Kant's argument for philosophical moral cognition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about the following:

  • Definition of a maxim
  • A world that's the basis for morality
  • Type of approach that can keep morality from corruption

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the basis for distinguishing good from evil, according to Kant
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the word 'maxim'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way Kant argued for philosophical moral cognition

Additional Learning

Learn more about the philosophies of Immanuel Kant with the lesson named Kant's Metaphysics of Morals: Summary & Analysis. You'll be covering these topics below:

  • Kant's motive for coming up with a metaphysics of morality
  • His standard of a categorical imperative (CI)
  • Common rational moral cognition and philosophical moral cognition
  • Empirical morality, according to Kant
  • His writings on the weakness of previous moral arguments