Moral Argument key words

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Summum bonum
The Highest Good, only achievable in afterlife
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Categorical imperative
Command to perform actions that are absolute moral oblig. w/o ref. to ends
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Maxim
General rule/principle governing action of rational person
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Autonomy of the will
The ability of the will to be able to choose rules for itself, indep. of any desires orig. from our own nature
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Practical reason
Human ability to decide through reflection on an approp. course of action
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Good will
A will that's intrinsically good, w/ right motives all the time. Acts from duty rather than conforming to duty.
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Freedom
Ability to follow own rational principles instead of desires. Means we can act on categorical imperatives.
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The Critique of Pure Reason
Book wherein Kant outlines moral argument
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"Ought implies can"
If something = moral oblig., we ought to do it
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