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Unformatted text preview: lousy job of securing our happiness. 3) The only alternative is that the purpose, or end, of practical reason is to achieve a good will; and this makes sense, since the will cannot be good unless it is determined by reason. For next Monday (3/29) , please read: Section I of the Groundwork (pp. 7-18; 4: AA 393-405) and Korsgaard’s commentary on Section I (pp. xi-xv of her Introduction). What does Kant mean when he claims that the good will is good in itself, apart from serving any end? Give examples. Explain, in your own words, and illustrate, using your own examples, the difference between 1) acting out of self-interest, 2) acting from immediate inclination, and 3) acting for the sake of duty. Which motive does Kant think you have to act with in order for your action to have moral worth? State, in your own words, what Kant advances as the second and third propositions concerning duty....
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course TRAD justice an taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.
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