European Journal of Philosophy 27 (3):610-624 (2019)

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Mavis Biss
Loyola University Maryland
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This paper argues that recent accounts of Kantian virtue as “strengthened” inner freedom apply much more clearly to the avoidance of violations of perfect duties than to the fulfillment of imperfect duties, leaving us with the question of how inadequate commitment to morally required ends impacts the exercise of inner freedom. The question is answered through the development of a model of inner freedom that emphasizes the relationship between moral self‐governance and participation in an ethical community.
Keywords inner freedom  Kantian ethics  moral community  self-governance
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