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Single Idea 3723

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

Full Idea

For the divine or holy will there are no imperatives: 'I ought' is here out of place, because 'I will' is already of itself necessarily in harmony with the law.

Gist of Idea

There are no imperatives for a holy will, as the will is in harmony with moral law


Immanuel Kant (Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals [1785], 414.39)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'The Moral Law (Groundwork of Morals)', ed/tr. Paton,H.J. [Hutchinson 1948], p.78