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Categorical Imperative commands state an act only on that maxim which you can at the same time will to a universal law In other words an act that should be followed only if people will follow it If you jumped off a bridge think if everyone would do the same and it would become socially accepted It states an interesting point if you think many of todays and the past legislature was in fact developed this way Toss the people an idea and see if they follow it through time changing it to better accommodate the people and the views at the time The bible was established based on the Ten Commandments a bunch of thoughts on how life should be lived by a form of rule structure in plain view The people took on these rules and passed them on to eventually adapt to whats right So when deciding most decisions one would think if the world would follow and if it would form into a solid ethic The problem is every social structure from New Jersey to California from South America to Africa runs on a very different structure Therefore who is to say witch groups methods are the right ones to do In Japan it is customary to take off ones shoes when eating and in India the cow is sacred Rules are developed differently as wide of a range as through a country or perhaps a county or even as small as a town So how do you differentiate everyones actions to dissect and arrive to the final answer of what is right In addition this rule does not seem to focus on what is right at all but what is socially accepted In world war two it was accepted to ridicule Jews everyone around you did it but did it make it right It follows the rule to do what you think everyone around would do So there are
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