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Translated title of the contribution: Acting from Duty

Marcia Baron

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This is a German translation, with very slight modification, of my "Acting from Duty" (2002). Addressing classic objections to Kant's ethics, I explain Kant's notion of acting from duty and why he places so much value on it. I also argue that acting from duty is compatible with having an inclination so to act and with acting with pleasure, and that in the 'Doctrine of Virtue' he makes it plain that acting with pleasure is not only compatible with acting from duty but is part of being virtuous.
Translated title of the contributionActing from Duty
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationKants Ethik
EditorsKarl Ameriks, Dieter Sturma
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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