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Mohr, Georg

Kant Yearbook

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The Ideal of the Highest Good and the Objectivity of Moral Judgment

Nataliya Palatnik
Published Online: 2018-10-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/kantyb-2018-0007


Many Kantians dismiss Kant’s claim that we have a duty to promote the highest good – an ideal world that combines complete virtue with complete happiness – as incompatible with the core of his moral philosophy. This dismissal, I argue, raises doubts about Kant’s ability to justify the moral law, yet it is a mistake. A duty to promote the highest good plays an important role in the justificatory strategy of the Critique of Practical Reason. Moreover, its analysis leads to a new perspective on Kant’s conception of moral objectivity.


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Published Online: 2018-10-04

Citation Information: Kant Yearbook, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 125–148, ISSN (Online) 1868-4602, ISSN (Print) 1868-4599, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/kantyb-2018-0007.

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