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Kant's Theory of Moral Sensibility: Respect for the Moral Law and the Influence of Inclination

Andrews Reath

in Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780199288830
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603648 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199288836.003.0002
 Kant's Theory of Moral Sensibility: Respect for the Moral Law and the Influence of Inclination

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This chapter explores two parallel topics in Kant's moral psychology: respect for the moral law as the motive to moral conduct, and the influence of inclinations on the will. It explains some of Kant's views about respect for the moral law and its role in moral motivation, and this leads to a consideration of the sensible motives that respect for the law limits, as well as the more general question of how Kant thinks that inclinations affect choice.

Keywords: moral law; moral motivation; law limits; will; choice; respect

Chapter.  14138 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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