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PHIL 111 - Kain What is Kant’s point about moral worth? RESPECT for the moral law is the good will’s motive. the basis of moral worth DUTY is the necessity of an action executed FROM RESPECT FOR LAW. (391)
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PHIL 111 - Kain What is the principle or law of duty? Imperfect rational beings are subject to imperatives / ought statements. HYPOTHETICAL IMPERATIVE (396) : says an action ought to be done for some purpose (as means to an end)— good for some possibly desired purpose. ex.) (If you want to bisect a line segment, [you ought to]) draw intesecting arcs from the end points… good for some actually desired purpose. ex.) (If you want to be happy, [you ought to]) save some money for the end of the semester. not universally applicable, not unconditional CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE : says an action is good and ought to be done, without reference to any other purpose, not as means to another end. ex.) You ought not make a deceitful promise. ( 392) does not allow the person to choose the opposite at her own liking.
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