g l o o m y s u n d a y (gloomy__sunday) wrote in moraltheory,
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For Kant, morals are based on universal law, to be immoral is to be irrational.
I find this view to be really extremist... with a utilitarian, I'm going to argue at least partial psychological egoism, and claim that we have a leaning toward being motivated out of our own self-interest, so we can a lot more easily stomach utilitarian theory...

On the other hand, Kant is so far from practical concerns (when I say this I mean consequences in regard to self-interest) that they seem to be polar opposites.

Given at least some psychological egoism, why should anyone bother to buy into Kant's account of morality?
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