I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Indeed, Kant immediately goes on to say precisely that:

Act as though the maxim of your action were by your will to become a universal law of nature.

But, I have not yet gone to college.


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Where in England a theft of used to warrant the death penalty, reform of the Virginia Penal Code posited the death penalty only for murder and treason.

You see everything in black and white!

But others have come to regard the very notion of retribution as improper, as we find eloquently expressed by :

Thus the law and its fulfillment, namely punishment, are directed essentially to the , not to the .

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Moral duty consists of , which means .

For a will which resolved this would conflict with itself, since instances can often arise in which he would need the love and sympathy of others, and in which he would have robbed himself, by such a law of nature springing from his own will, of all hope of the aid he desires.

Moral autonomy combines will and reason.

It sounds the most of any Kantian duties like "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should to do you, do ye even so to them" [Matthew 7:12].

That makes the "end" a good-in-itself.

Let each one be as happy as heaven wills, or as he can make himself; I will not take anything from him to even envy him: but to his welfare or to his assistance in time of need I have no desire to contribute..." Now although it is possible that a universal law of nature according to that maxim could exist, it is nevertheless impossible to will that such a principle should hold everywhere as a law of nature.

That complements the version of moral duty given above.

This portrayal is designed to prejudice the case, when a suitably concerned and caring person might reach the same conclusion without the fourth man's offensive reflections.

[2:15] They show that the work of the law [ ; Sanskrit , ] is written [] in their hearts [ ]., , §6

It is a good, but a non-moral good.

Retaliation of evil for evil without any further purpose cannot be justified, either morally or otherwise, by any ground of reason, and the , set up as an independent, ultimate principle of the right to punish, is meaningless.

He acted.Michael Valentine Smith, , by  [1961, A Berkley Medallion Book, 1968, 1973, p.69]

Even excuses the suicide of virtuous pagans, such as .

A non-contractual relationship, on the other hand, would mean that parents really would in return, and this seems contrary to fact, and to expectation.

There are multiple persons, and these are divided generally into  and .

Will God damn the willfully unhappy soul?

Many people are thus exposed to extensive discussion of Kant's ethics without ever becoming familiar with the larger -- let alone the general basis of his thought in the .