Unformatted text preview: self-interest, while the only reason of doing something from duty is because duty itself, which has nothing to do with personal interests and preferences. I think Kant’s perspective that only actions done from duty have moral worth is correct, since actions that are done in conformity with duty are acted out of self-interests rather than morality, and thus, don’t have inherent moral worth at all. Question 5: I don’t think Kant’s test of whether an action is morally permissible is flawless. For example, helping everyone in need seems like a universal law that could apply to everyone, while actions like this are also of great value. However, if a murder needs help of killing his victim, is it morally permissible for us to help him kill the innocent? Thus, as far as I am concerned, some immoral actions may also pass Kant’s test....
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- Spring '12