The Deepest human Life” and Kant’s Ethics

Describe both versions of the Categorical Imperative. Show how Kant utilizes this principle when considering the ethics of lying. What are some of the major criticisms of Kant’s theory and how might he answer them? What is Kant’s distinction between perfect and imperfect duties? Why is according to Kant we have a duty a: to always speak truthfully (never lie); b. never to committee suicide; c. to develop my talents and potentials as I see fit; d. to promote the welfare of others by acting in a beneficent way. How does Kant attempt use the distinction between these kinds of duties to resolve potential conflicts between moral duties? How much moral guidance do you get from Kant? What benefits do you see in Kant’s moral views? What difficulties do you see and how might Kant attempt to resolve them?