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Single Idea 3718

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 2. Duty]

Full Idea

To tell the truth for the sake of duty is something entirely different from doing so out of concern for inconvenient results.

Gist of Idea

Telling the truth from duty is quite different from doing so to avoid inconvenience


Immanuel Kant (Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals [1785], 402.18)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'The Moral Law (Groundwork of Morals)', ed/tr. Paton,H.J. [Hutchinson 1948], p.68