E spoke with impassioned, righteousness. However, those civil servants, soldiers and citizens who obeyed the system of the third reich, under the manipulation of traditional prussian education and goebbels' propaganda machine, did not also believe that "Obeying obligations and performing duties for the country" is the real morality. At the same time, do you also sigh and fear their "Moral law" in your heart? Most of them are neither jurists, nor ethicists, nor theologians. In the social atmosphere of the time, they had no interest at all, nor were they able to distinguish the difference between the "Will of the state", which also had a moral cloak, and the "Universal moral law."
It is not so much an ghost mannequin effect service appropriation of kant's philosophy as it is the predicament of kant's philosophy itself. What exactly is the "Moral law" as truth? What kinds of behaviors and values conform to the "Universal moral law"?
In fact, kant's philosophy is powerless to answer this question. Even if he answered, he seemed weak and pale for fear. The reason is that the truth kant talks about is a "Conventional" and "Relative" truth. In other words, it doesn't matter what the truth itself is, what matters is what the "Truth" most people necessarily think is. Kant believed that "Universal" truths that can be recognized by everyone must conform to the laws of conscience and are the object of unconditional awe and obedience. This is known as the "Supreme moral law" (kategorischer imperativ). All discussions of the concepts of "Duty" and "Responsibility" in kantian ethics also derive from this.