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According to Kant inclination is an object or faculty that inspires a person from acting in a heteronomous way.it can be either morally good or morally bad apart from when someone acts directly according to duty whereas duty is an obligation we are to perform out of respect for the moral law. Kant makes a well-known difference between duty and inclination. He continues by saying that inclination means doing something because an action has to be performed due to personal goals and achievements one has set to accomplish. Acting according to duty implies that one has to do a particular task because it is your duty to do that task set. A situation may occur where duty and inclination point in the same direction. A certain situation of action for personal reasons may occur and coincidentally your duty dictates the same. Kant says that in such a scenario the action should go through because the duty will have to be done at the end of the day. Moral credit will not be earned by acting correctly due to the personal desire to perform the action. Moral credit is earned not only by doing an action according to your duty but doing the action from the motive of duty. By categorical imperative Kant thinks that one has a duty not to commit suicide. Kant says that everyone has a duty to maintain his or her life and in addition everyone also has direct inclination to do so.it means that they want to stay alive because they have goals and achievement s to attain. on this account says Kant, precaution is taken by most men hence they have no intrinsic worth and their truism has no moral significance. They take care of their life as duty requires but not as duty requires it. Therefore moral credit in not gained because their action
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