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    Kant's categorical imperative of morals

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    Using the same Microsoft Word document write your entry for this unit's assignment. Your journal entry should record your reactions to Kant's ideas in Grounding of the Metaphysic of Morals. You journal should not exceed 600 words.

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    Kant's Metaphysics of Morals

    Good will as the only thing that is purely good:

    Kant did not tell us how he determined that the good will is the only thing that is purely good, that is, good without qualification. The only thing he says is that the highest function of reason is to produce the good will. How could something be good without qualification? Is the fact of calling something good alone not a qualification itself? Again, how does one acquire this good will? If intelligence, wit, judgment, and whatever talents of the mind; as well as the qualities of temperament, courage, resolution, and perseverance do not qualify as being good in themselves, what qualifies the good will as being good in itself? A man who is courageous enough to prevent a serious crime from being committed, or to save people from an impending disaster could certainly be said to be acting out of a good will. Now supposing that in the process of having to do that, he has to flout some rules, how would Kant qualify his/her action? For Kant, if I understand him well, for the will to be good, it has to be free. But is there really anything as a free will? How free is the will of somebody who has ...

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    This solution takes a rather critical approach to Kant's categorical imperative, that is, showing its usefulness and its limits. It uses some real life experiences to argue the point.