IAH 231B Nov 25 - 1. What is will? 2. What is a good will?...

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1. What is will? 2. What is a good will? 3. What does it mean to say that only a good will has unconditional value? Will (our intentions, commitments our resolves, policy choices) - An intentional stance that we take towards what we perceive as our options for action. Utilitarian answer: The wrong actions cause misery and unhappiness, i.e. bad consequcne, without enough compensatory good consequences. Kant’s answer: The wrong actions violate the categorical imperative. We know a bit about what Kant will say The consequences are not what make an action right or wrong. An action that brings the greatest amount of happiness might nevertheless be wrong. Theory of value. . - Valuable in itself - Valuable only for its consequences - Valuable for both. - Things that are unconditionally valuable. o
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IAH 231B Nov 25 - 1. What is will? 2. What is a good will?...

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