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You are correct that the CI does not mandate any specific code of behavior. The CI says: Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law. But what is a "maxim"? If we allow any rule of behavior as a maxim, then a person named Dave Jackson could say, "steal if your name is Dave ...


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The phenomenal/ noumenal distinction is not identical to the external/ mental one. Kant takes nature to be the realm of phenomena, and phenomena to be all that appears in space and time. But our mental states appear in time. So our mental states are phenomena; and they are subject to natural laws ( meaning that psychollogy is part of the science of nature, ...


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