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Kant On The Locus Of The Moral Worth And Utility

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According to Atwell’s argument (13), Kant implied that nothing is good without a limitation except the good will. In an argument, Kant is claimed to admit that there are other good things that exist, yet all of them have limitations. The good things are grouped into three categories; the abilities of the mind, certain qualities of character and incidental gifts. Kant argues that when these good things are coated with evil will they never remain to be good. According to Kant, the goodwill can never be termed to be good because of anything that it accomplishes or its effectiveness to reach a given end. From his point of view, goodwill is not meant for the realization of good results neither ...view middle of the document...

Conferring to Kant’s adage, actions that always emerge from the act of goodwill are always a responsibility that anyone is required to accomplish. Anything done to achieve the positive benefit has got no any moral value in it.
Denis in his article Kant and Hume on Morality argues that Kant’s emphasis on the need for grounding morality in specific order principles. Kant foundation for morality according to his reason is on how the world ought to be but not how the world is. Kant uses goodwill as a factor to dilute Hume’s meaning for morality. According to Kant, duty should be done as a commitment to being morally upright and from that they would easily express their moral worth. In Kant’s view, morality in a community was to build a base of the judgment of action. For that reason, he established the goodwill that is a standard of reason. Hume contradicts Kant’s moral philosophy by offering experimental and empirical methods that are opposed to Kant’s principles. Hume conditions may be referred to as serving the interest of individual’s passion. It can, therefore, be regarded as a servant to passion. Finally, Hume contradicts Kant’s ideology that duty of morality is commitment to action that he regards to be a fall back reasoning. However, both of them agree on some aspects of morality.
It is true to state that the end of any action taken be it good or bad provided it is done in goodwill will leave the goodwill glowing like a jewel. According to Ross, (1) any inquiry, art, action or pursuit is always aimed for a good reason. That reason explains that a declaration or an aim for good...

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