According to Kant

According to Kant - In other words, this cannot be...

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URI F09, Mainiero, Francesca 11/10/09 According to Kant, the idea of a person gaining pleasure from doing a good deed is a serious problem. Kant believes that if one gains pleasure from doing a good deed, then the deed cannot possibly be considered a moral deed. Kant says that a moral deed must be done by goodwill and not based on ones self-interests.
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Unformatted text preview: In other words, this cannot be considered moral because the person gaining pleasure from the good deed is doing it because doing good deeds makes them feel good. Therefore that would be a hedonist viewpoint because they are doing it in order to gain pleasure and not through goodwill....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2011 for the course PHL 103 taught by Professor Zeyl during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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