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Single Idea 3710

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

Full Idea

It is impossible to conceive anything at all in the world, or even out of it, which can be taken as good without qualification, except a good will.

Gist of Idea

The only purely good thing is a good will

Source

Immanuel Kant (Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals [1785], 393.1)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'The Moral Law (Groundwork of Morals)', ed/tr. Paton,H.J. [Hutchinson 1948], p.59