Using Immanuel Kant’s first version of the “categorical imperative”, explain in detail why
cheating in an examination would be considered a violation of a perfect duty. First, begin by
explaining the meaning of a categorical imperative as opposed to a hypothetical imperative.
Second, discuss why Kant regards the categorical imperative as a “good without qualification.”
Third, state and explain Kant’s first formulation of the categorical imperative. Next, briefly
discuss the distinction between perfect duty and imperfect duty in Kant’s formulation. Finally,
provide a detailed account of the Kantian moral test (using the first formulation of the
categorical imperative) to show why cheating in an examination would constitute a violation
of a perfect duty.