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Categorical imperative

Categorical imperative. In Kantian ethics, the universal moral law, by which all rational beings are by duty constrained to act. The term was introduced in the Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785).

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categorical imperative

categorical imperative: see Kant, Immanuel.

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