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Kant's Moral Argument
· (1) Moral behaviour is rational.
(2) Morality behaviour is only rational if
justice will be done.
(3) Justice will only be done if God exists.
(4) God exists.…read more
Moral Behaviour is Rational
· Moral behaviour, Kant is adamant, is rational
behaviour; we have good reason to be moral.
This is a fundamental principle of morality: if you
ought to do something then you have a reason
to do it. It makes no sense to say "I see that I
ought to give money to charity, but I have no
reason to." If we ought to do something then that
is a reason to do it.…read more
What is more, a moral reason is always a
stronger reason for doing something than
any other reason. If we have a moral
reason to do a thing, and another reason
not to do it, then rationally speaking we
ought to do it. Moral behaviour is always
Moral Behaviour is Only Rational
if Justice Will be Done
· Moral behaviour, though, would not be
rational if there were no guarantee that it
would be rewarded. If, as seems to be the
case, sin often profits more than
righteousness, then surely it is sinful rather
than righteous behaviour that would be