Kant's Hypothetical and Categorical Imperatives

A Study Guide for Students in Bill Gay's Modern Philosophy Class



 
 
Hypothetical Categorical
Means
 
End
Extrinsic
 
Intrinsic
In order to: --Avoid Punishment

--Receive Reward

Because: --Not Do Because Wrong

--Do Because Right

Accidental: --Problematical or Assertorial

--Aim For Some Other Good

Essential: --Apodictic

--Action Is Good In Itself

Consequentialist
 
Deontological
Dependent
 
Independent
A Posteriori
 
A Priori