- Strengths in Kant's morality
- 1) Motive - Moral acts are ends in themselves. We perform moral acts because it is the right thing to do and it is our duty to do so. The only unconditional good thing is a good will and Kant's account of morality supports the correct motives.
- 2) All humans are deserving of respect. Reason is the basis for acting morally and all humans are rationally - all humans have dignity.
- 3) Unlike Aristotle who believed that emotions are needed to act morally, Kant said that emotions are part of 'inclination' and this drives us to act (not free) AND basing morality in the emotions is unstable (MR) HOWEVER, reason is universal so all cultures will follow the same universal laws.