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Single Idea 3721

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 6. Divine Morality / b. Euthyphro question]

Full Idea

Where do we get the concept of God as the highest good? Solely from the idea of moral perfection, which reason traces a priori.

Gist of Idea

We judge God to be good by a priori standards of moral perfection


Immanuel Kant (Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals [1785], 408.29)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'The Moral Law (Groundwork of Morals)', ed/tr. Paton,H.J. [Hutchinson 1948], p.73