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Rebecca Austin February 24, 2011 Questions on Kant 1. A) One can act in accordance with duty while not be acting from duty. Acting in accordance with duty means that one’s actions are the same as what duty requires. This case is only reliant on the outcome of one’s actions. They can perform actions for a purely selfish reason, and still have them be in accordance with duty. Say someone needed a kidney transplant and you were a match. If you did not want to give up your kidney, but someone offered to pay you large amounts of money for it, and you decided to do it for the money, you are only acting in accordance with duty. You followed your duty by giving your kidney, but you only did it for the money. If you had done it just because you wanted to, regardless of the money, that would be acting from duty. Acting from duty is when you do something because you feel it is the right thing to do; you have a duty to do it. B) Laws of morality are required universally – they must be obeyed. Counsels of prudence are not necessarily required – they are only required under
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certain conditions. Rules of skill are even less defined – they can range from
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