The Good Will - Deontology

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  • The Good Will
    • The goodness of an act doesn't come from its consequences
      • But something intrinsic to the act itself
    • Kant argues that 'good will' is the only thing unquestionably good
      • From Kant's book - 'Groundwork for the metaphysics of morals'
      • all about having the right motive and the right approach/ intension
    • Courage, power & intelligence can be used for evil outcomes
      • However a good will is intrinsically good, even when the wrong outcome is using good will
        • the right motive = the morally right thing
    • Even if someone was a moral imbecile, and their every day effort was doing the right thing resulted in the opposite


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