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What is the basic difference between a categorical and a hypothetical imperative? In the following examples, which are hypothetical and which are categorical imperatives? Explain your answers.
a. If you want others to be honest with you, then you ought to be honest with them.
b. Whether or not you want to pay your share, you ought to do so.
c. Because everyone wants to be happy, we ought to consider everyone’s interests equally.
d. I ought not to cheat on this test if I do not want to get caught.



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