Kantian Ethics: Normative Approaches

Preview of Lesson Plans:

Show ‘Have in Common’ on board – write down (5-6 pictures of people in professional roles e.g Doctor)

What does it mean by duty?

Do you think having a duty is important?

Using booklet find the meaning of:

  • Rationalist
  • Duty
  • Goodwill
  • Summon Bonum
  • Imperatives
  • Deontological

PP – with discussion questions on Duty

Research 3 formulations of Categorical Imperative

See: Tackling Application Essays for more guidance on how to structure this topic in the exam.

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Revision Support:

This 42 page pack contains quizzes, glossaries, summary sheets, essay tips and possible exam questions to help structure your revision for all six of the AS ethics topics. It also provides space for notes and outlines the spec requirements. Everything you need to get your revision off to a flying start!


To view all available teacher and student materials click on: R.S Resources.

Display of homework:

Go to guide:

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Recommended extended reading/ quote source:


Recommended viewing (links to Amazon below):

Equilibrium [DVD] [2003]

This film looks into the ideas of acting without emotions and the problems this causes. Can we really do our duty exempt of emotions? Raises some good discussion questions regarding Kant’s arguments.


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