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Kant Put spiral notes in here The highest good of a being having reason is good will (873) o 1) anything or organ in nature is tailored to a specific purpose o 2) if being having reason and will had as its purpose preservation, welfare, or happiness; instinct would have been better suited to this end. 3) would make reason and will superfluous o Reason is not superfluous Practical faculty that has influence on the will o Thus, reason’s function is to produce a good will o Therefore, the highest good of a being having reason is good will
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Unformatted text preview: • Analyzing the concept of duty • Kant’s ex 874 o Done contrary to duty o Done from self-interest but according to duty: merchant doesn’t overcharge Reluctant philanthropist (874-5) o Prop 2: the moral worth of an action done from duty lies in the reason you act rather than in whether or not you secure you goal Morality is found in the motive, not in the end o Prop 3: duty is the necessity of an action done out of respect for the law...
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