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Unformatted text preview: life. "It can be found only in an endless progression to that complete fitness" of the will to the law ( Critique of Practical Reason , Dialectic, IV). Aside for being necessary for morality, this postulate is a pillar of religion, as promoting holiness of the will. God's existence is postulated to account for the possibility of happiness in proportion to virtue. Only a supreme cause of nature is capable of apportioning things in this way, since a reason for this proportionality cannot be found in nature itself. Such a cause must have will (its causality) and understanding (so that it can act in accordance with the idea of laws. Since it is our duty to promote the highest good, and necessary to postualte God's existence to account for its possible fulfillment, "it is morally necessary to assume the existence of God" ( ( Critique of Practical Reason , Dialectic, V)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
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