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Hi, I have a philosophy question can someone pls help

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I have a philosophy question can someone pls help?
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I will try, if i can't i will move your question in the right category.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
sure if you can, I will appreciate it. My question is, is self preservation a moral imperative or just a fact? why or why not?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.


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Self preservation in the sense of survival at all cost can be split in 2 part, moral and physical. In a physical sense, it can be a fact in some situation. If you try to kill yourself by not breathing, you will fail, a reflex will kick in preventing you to reach the goal.

As for the moral part, yes, according to Kant it would be a moral imperative as it come from the mind and not just the nervous system. That said, all thing (even some reflex) can be overwritten, that mean i don't think we can take self preservation as a fact, too many example of person (even domestic animals) risking their life for others exist.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
This is just good enough for me, thanks sooooooooooooooo much.