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Single Idea 3739

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 1. Nature of Free Will]

Full Idea

Will is a kind of causality belonging to living beings so far as they are rational. Freedom would then be the property this causality has of being able to work independently of determination by alien causes.

Gist of Idea

Free will is a kind of causality which works independently of other causes


Immanuel Kant (Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals [1785], 446.97)

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'The Moral Law (Groundwork of Morals)', ed/tr. Paton,H.J. [Hutchinson 1948], p.107