holy will

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In the ethics of Kant, a holy will would be spontaneously inclined to obey the dictates of morality; it would not have to struggle against countervailing desires and inclinations, or the innate human tendency to evil. This moral perfection (unlike a good will) is not a possible achievement for human beings.

Subjects: Philosophy.

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