- CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE
- KANT'S dictum that ethically a person should act in such a way that their actions could be universalized.
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categorical imperative — noun Date: 1827 a moral obligation or command that is unconditionally and universally binding … New Collegiate Dictionary
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CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE — Kant s name for the self derived moral law, universal and binding on every rational will, a commandment of the autonomous, one and universal reason … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia