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Instead, it's purpose is to bring about a will (i.e. good will) that is good in itself. I think that Kant's overall message that he is trying to convey is that a good will is the only thing to which we attribute unconditional moral value. However, in order to understand the concept of good will, we must first understand what principle the person of good will acts on...
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Then we can figure out what the moral law tells us to do. Kant therefore provides us with the term "duty" which he describes as being specific obligations of a good will. Kant provides different examples as to how an action might be in conformity with duty. He states that duty is the good will operating "under certain subjective limitations and hindrances, which, however, far from concealing it and making it unrecognizable, rather bring it out by contrast and make it shine forth all the more brightly...
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