Watch this Crash Course Philosophy video on Kant's categorical imperative.
Then, demonstrate your understanding of Kant's categorical imperative by considering the following scenarios. In your post, do the following:
Scenario 1: You are experiencing symptoms that could indicate you have Covid-19, but you go to a friend's birthday party regardless.
Scenario 2: You want to lie to a friend about your dislike for her romantic partner to avoid hurting her feelings.
*Section B in Chapter 6 of our text specifically discusses how a maxim would be reached/created. A maxim is a general principle derived from a specific situation, and it is expressed as a complete sentence. As an example, were I late to a meeting and wondering if it would be ethical for me to speed from a Kantian perspective, the maxim I would derive from this specific scenario, my speeding to get to a meeting, would be a general, universal statement: everyone should speed, or, it would be morally right for everyone to speed. Then, I would reason about this general, universal statement to decide whether it would be moral for me to speed. Formulate a maxim for each of the above scenarios as a complete statement expressing a universal action.