According to Kant, are there any circumstances in which it is possible to justify relying on false promises?

8 Deontological Ethics

You are supposed to answer your weekly set of questions by relying on the recorded lecture plus the reading(s). You will know exactly which videos and which readings are relevant for each respective week by relying on your syllabus and numbers that precede videos and readings. The same strategy applies to each successive week.

Make sure to watch the video, read your readings, and then answer your questions. Here are the questions for this week:

1) Use your own example in order to show what role does categorical imperative plays in Kant’s moral philosophy.

2) According to Kant, are there any circumstances in which it is possible to justify relying on false promises? Why?

3) According to Kant, we have a duty not to lie. But imagine the following scenario. You are living in Nazi Germany, and your best friend, who is Jewish, is hiding from the Nazis in your basement. One morning a Nazi knocks on your door asking you whether there are any Jews hidden in your house. Do you think it would be moral to lie? Why? Does Kant think it would be moral to lie? Why?

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According to Kant are there any circumstances in which it is possible to justify relying on false promises

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