Imperative, Categorical


Imperative, Categorical
Imperative, Categorical
A term which originated in Immanuel Kant's ethics

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  • Categorical Imperative — • A term which originated in Immanuel Kant s ethics Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Categorical Imperative     Categorical Imperative      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • categorical imperative — categorical/hypothetical imperative …   Philosophy dictionary

  • categorical imperative — index conscience, instruction (direction) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • categorical imperative — n. the Kantian doctrine that one s behavior should be governed by principles which one would have govern the behavior of all people …   English World dictionary

  • categorical — (adj.) 1590s, as a term in logic, unqualified, asserting absolutely, from L. categoricus, from Gk. kategorikos, from kategoria (see CATEGORY (Cf. category)). Categorical imperative, from the philosophy of Kant, first recorded 1827. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Categorical imperative — Part of a series on Immanue …   Wikipedia

  • categorical/hypothetical imperative — A pair contrasted in Kantian ethics. A hypothetical imperative embeds a command which is in place only given some antecedent desire or project: ‘If you want to look wise, stay quiet.’ The injunction to stay quiet only applies to those with the… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • categorical imperative — 1. Ethics. the rule of Immanuel Kant that one must do only what one can will that all others should do under similar circumstances. 2. the unconditional command of conscience. [1820 30] * * * In Immanuel Kant s moral philosophy, an imperative… …   Universalium

  • Categorical — See:* Categorical imperative * Morley s categoricity theorem * Categorical data analysis * Categorical distribution * Categorical logic * Categorical syllogism * Categorical proposition * Categorization * Categorical perception * Category theory… …   Wikipedia

  • categorical — adj. unconditional, absolute; explicit, direct (a categorical refusal). Phrases and idioms: categorical imperative Ethics an unconditional moral obligation derived from pure reason; the bidding of conscience as ultimate moral law. Derivatives:… …   Useful english dictionary


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