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Single Idea 20715

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 1. Deontology]

Full Idea

The first proposition of morality is that to have moral worth an action must be done from duty.

Gist of Idea

It is basic that moral actions must be done from duty


Immanuel Kant (Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals [1785], p.19), quoted by Brian Davies - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion 9 'Religion'

Book Reference

Davies,Brian: 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion' [OUP 1993], p.184

A Reaction

[p.19 in Beck tr] In Aristotle's account these are 'controlled' actions [enkrateia], which are a step below virtuous actions, which combine reason and pleasure.