Section notes Kant

Section notes Kant - Section10/12/10Kant 10/12/1010:08AM

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Section – 10/12/10 Kant 10/12/10 10:08 AM Rousseau on following law versus following impulse (we need a way to think about the  will that is common to all of us, rather than thinking of ourselves as motivated by selfish  and divisive passions) Kant’s moral point of departure: the feeling in all of us that it is wrong to do the right  thing for the wrong reason Shopkeeper example about setting the right prices – what does this show about the  right thing for the wrong reasons? There are incentives, but Kant says it is not right unless it is believed to be  right based on the fundamental idea that it is right to treat everyone with the  same respect –duty is the key, not the subjective inclinations of the choosing  subject.  There is something very easy about this law of morals because it is universal – it follows  for man and angels.  It doesn’t require difficult calculations.  
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course ER 022 taught by Professor Michaelsandel during the Fall '10 term at Harvard.

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Section notes Kant - Section10/12/10Kant 10/12/1010:08AM

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