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Submitted By Daniel-Wehinger
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Wehinger 1
Daniel Wehinger
Prof. Hopkins
PHI 1600
6/14/2015
Word Count: 318
Application of Kantian Ethics
Kantian Ethics:
What should Angel about the data?
1. Angel could try to convince Rose not to give the data back to Mr. Bowen.
2. Angel could give the data back to Mr. Bowen.
3. Angel could report Mr. Bowen to the Police.
4. Angel could give the data to the Police.
Categorical Imperative/Universality:
1. Angel could try to convince Rose not to give the data back to Mr. Bowen. Would I want all people, consistently/universally to convince others to not give back corrupt data to their owners? Yes.
2. Angel could give the data back to Mr. Bowen. Would I want all people, consistently/ universally to give back corrupt data back to their owners? No, this option is eliminated.
3. Angel could report Mr. Bowen to the Police. Would I want all people, consistently/ universally to report someone who has corrupt data to the Police? Yes
4. Angel could give the data to the Police. Would I want all people, consistently/universally to give corrupt data to the Police? Yes
Apply Respect (to remaining options):

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Is Angel exploiting someone (using someone for her own benefit)?
1. Angel could try to convince Rose not to give the data back to Mr. Bowen. Is Angel doing this for her own personal gain? Yes.
2. Angel could give the data back to Mr. Bowen. Is Angel doing this for her own personal gain? No (so this is a good option).
3. Angel could report Mr. Bowen to the Police. Is…