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To will is to choose or decide upon a course of action. Kant assumes that the faculty of will is rational. Thus, when we will something, we always follow a maxim, a subjective principle of action. And it is impossible to will a contradiction or anything that we know to be impossible. A good will is a morally good will, that is, a morally good decision to act on a maxim...
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And it is impossible to will a contradiction or anything that we know to be impossible. A good will is a morally good will, that is, a morally good decision to act on a maxim. Such as act of willing is good, Kant thinks, only if it is done (solely?) for the sake of doing what one recognizes to be one’s moral duty...
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