Entry from British & World English dictionary
A moral obligation that applies only if one desires the implicated goal.
- It seems then that all hypothetical imperatives remain subjective, conditional on the individual's desires.
- A requirement to do something in order to realize a desired state of affairs Kant calls a hypothetical imperative.
- A categorical imperative, he argued, is fundamentally different from hypothetical imperatives that hinge on some personal desire that we have.
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