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Single Idea 3716

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 4. Categorical Imperative]

Full Idea

I ought never to act except in such a way that I can also will that my maxim should become a universal law.

Gist of Idea

Act according to a maxim you can will as a universal law


Immanuel Kant (Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals [1785], 402.17)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'The Moral Law (Groundwork of Morals)', ed/tr. Paton,H.J. [Hutchinson 1948], p.67