kant's moral theory

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However, he believed that we can control our motives, and the ?°motive to do what is right?± gives an act its moral worth. The second belief Kant holds is ?°people ought not to be used, but ought to be regarded as having the highest intrinsic value?±. My understanding here is Kant believe that the intrinsic value of an act determines what is morally right or morally wrong...
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The intrinsic value always accompanies the act, for example, if A is intrinsic to B, then it is no accident that B exhibits A. For actions to have moral worth, ?°good will?± and good act (in accordance with duty) are required. Kant believed that the ?°good will?± is the right motive. Good will is to will your maxim to be a universal law or universally valid and accepted...
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