categorical imperative definition

  • noun:
    • into the ethical system of Immanuel Kant, an unconditional moral law that pertains to all logical beings and it is separate of any private motive or need.
    • significant moral concept intended as a guide for identifying whether any contemplated action is morally right, developed by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804).
    • the moral concept that behavior ought to be based on duty

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