3 February Kant Chapter 2 - Moral Philosophy 3 February 2016 Read Chapter Two from Kants Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals and review the Preface

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Moral Philosophy 3 February 2016 Read Chapter Two from Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals and review the Preface and Chapter one. Use the handouts that you have already received to assist in the review. Use the questions below to guide your reading for Wednesday. 1. Kant begins Chapter 1 with reflections on the value of “a pure and good will” and reason (4:393-396). Why does he think that a good will (by which he means a sincere desire to do what is right) is the only thing that is good without qualification? Is he correct? What biblical passages/ideas seem consistent with Kant’s idea about the value of a good will? 2. Kant begins Chapter 1 with reflections on the value of “a pure and good will” and reason (4:393-396). Why does he think human beings have the capacity to reason? What role can it play in the moral life? Is he correct? 3. In the central part of Chapter 1 (4:397-4:402), Kant considers three propositions in popular morality, which leads him to the (philosophically articulated) moral law. To support the first proposition
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