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Virtues and Vicesand other essays in moral philosophy$
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Philippa Foot

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199252862

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199252866.001.0001

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Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives *

Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives *

(p.157) XI Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives*
Virtues and Vices

Philippa Foot

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It is commonly supposed that Immanuel Kant, distinguishing categorical imperatives from hypothetical (or desire based) imperatives, proved that moral judgements give categorical imperatives. These views are challenged.

Keywords:   categorical imperatives, desires, hypothetical imperatives, Immanuel Kant, moral judgements

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