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CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE I

Kant says that “There is but one categorical imperative, namely this: Act only on that maxim whereby thou canst at the same time will that it should become a universal law.”  (His italics.)

(A maxim is a principle of conduct, such as ‘keep your promises.’)

Kant also puts the categorical imperative this way: “Act as if the maxim of thy action were to become a universal law of nature.”  (His italics.)

He further states the categorical imperative when he says “I am never to act otherwise than so that I could also will that my maxim should become a universal law.”  (His italics.)

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