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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1090
Professor
Pheme Perkins
Semester
Fall

Description
Perspectives Oral Final Study Review KANT: Grouding of the Metaphysics of Morals  Good will is the only thing unambiguously good  Qualities of character (wit, intelligence, courage, etc) or qualities of good fortune  (wealth, status, good health) may be used to either good or bad purposes  Good will is intrinsically good, even if its efforts fail to bring about positive  results  Highest purpose of each individual are presumable self preservation and the  attainment of happiness  People with a refined capacity of reason are often less happy than the masses  Consequently, refined people often envy the masses while the common view  reason with contempt  Reason serves purposes higher than the individual survival and private happiness  Reason’s function is to bring about a will that is good in itself, as opposed to good  for some particular purpose, such as the attainment of happiness  Obligations of good wills are calle
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