Question - Are all duties moral?

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Moral duties are those obligations which we should observe but we are not legally bound to observe them. It is our moral duty that we should serve our parents, teachers, brothers and sisters and the relatives. It is the moral duty of every individual that he should look after his family and earn money by fair means. Kant holds that the fundamental principle of our moral duties is a categorical imperative. It is an imperative because it is a command addressed to agents who could follow it but might not (e. g., “Leave the gun. But not any command in this form counts as a hypothetical imperative in Kant's sense. Here are seven justifications for a general moral obligation to help others: You can say we are morally obligated to be helpful to others, but not obligated to sacrifice our life for others. If we aren't obligated--that means that those who are in need are subject to our whims. We are obligated to provide for it. Kant's theory is an example of a deontological moral theory–according to these theories, the rightness or wrongness of actions does not depend on their consequences but on whether they fulfill our duty. Kant believed that there was a supreme principle of morality, and he referred to it as The Categorical Imperative. It is part of our role as citizens to take care of the environment and not to waste natural resources such as, petroleum, coal and water. Therefore, my family and I always reuse and recycle materials. I have the role and responsibility to follow the laws such as crime prevention, and obey the rules of society.

http://www.mesacc.edu/~barsp59601/text/lex/defs/r/ruledeontology.html

Rule Deontology. In Normative Ethical Theory a sub-group of deontological theories that maintain that the good, and therefore moral obligation, are necessarily linked to some set of objective rules. Both Kantianism and the Divine Command Theory would be examples of rule deontological morality.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deontological_ethics

In moral philosophy, deontological ethics or deontology (from Greek δέον, deon, "obligation, duty") is the normative ethical theory that the morality of an action should be based on whether that action itself is right or wrong under a series of rules, rather than based on the consequences of the action.

http://www.politicalsciencenotes.com/essay/moral-and-legal-duties-of-individuals-towards-society/268

Moral duties are those obligations which we should observe but we are not legally bound to observe them. It is the moral duty of every one that he should lend a helping hand to the poor and down-trodden. It is the moral duty of every individual that he should look after his family and earn money by fair means.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/categorical-imperative

Categorical imperative. philosophy. Categorical imperative, in the ethics of the 18th-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant, founder of critical philosophy, a moral law that is unconditional or absolute for all agents, the validity or claim of which does not depend on any ulterior motive or end.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/deontological-ethics

In deontological ethics an action is considered morally good because of some characteristic of the action itself, not because the product of the action is good. Deontological ethics holds that at least some acts are morally obligatory regardless of their consequences for human welfare.

https://sevenpillarsinstitute.org/ethics-101/kantian-duty-based-deontological-ethics/

The theory of deontology states we are morally obligated to act in accordance with a certain set of principles and rules regardless of outcome. In religious deontology, the principles derive from divine commandment so that under religious laws, we are morally obligated not to steal, lie, or cheat.

https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691531.001.0001/acprof-978019969153

The Formula of Humanity (FH) It examines Kant's claims that a categorical imperative presupposes something of absolute value; that this must have the status of an end in itself, and that humanity or rational nature is the only thing that could meet this condition.

http://people.loyno.edu/~folse/Kant.html

To act out of a "good will" for Kant means to act out of a sense of moral obligation or "duty". Kant answers that we do our moral duty when our motive is determined by a principle recognized by reason rather than the desire for any expected consequence or emotional feeling which may cause us to act the way we do.

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categorical_imperative

For example: if a person wants to stop being thirsty, it is imperative that they have a drink. Kant said an imperative is "categorical, " when it is true at all times, and in all situations. The example of a thirsty person Kant named the Hypothetical Imperative.

https://ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu/glossary/deontology

Deontology. Deontology is an ethical theory that uses rules to distinguish right from wrong. Deontology is often associated with philosopher Immanuel Kant. Kant believed that ethical actions follow universal moral laws, such as “Don't lie. Don't steal.

https://philosophynow.org/issues/125/The_Golden_Rule_Revisited

Universalizability: Kant & The Golden Rule Immanuel Kant's categorical imperative says that we should act only upon maxims which we could rationally generalise so that they apply equally to everyone; or in other words, only do what we could rationally want any other person to do in the same circumstances.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-pure-reason-in-Kants-philosophy

So when Kant says 'pure reason', he is talking about reasoning without experience (pure=without experience/sense data). His argument is that we ought to regulate our reasoning because bad metaphysics (i. e. attempting to prove God) is rooted in an unregulated reason.

https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/3201869/Korsgaard_KantForumulaUniversalLaw.pdf?sequence=

Kant's first formulation of the Categorical Imperative, the Formula of Universal. Law, runs: Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the. same time will that it should become a universal law.