Philosophical Review 106 (4):594 (1997)

Alas, you were at a Kant conference—or many philosophers’ idea of one—and if you are shocked, perhaps you are not a Kantian. For this scenario illustrates two fundamental criticisms of Kant’s vision of morality as “duty”: It is outrageous to hold that even for the hero “all the good he can ever perform still is merely duty”. And those who, like these parents, are moved to every morally significant action by a sense of duty are, far from exemplary, morally repugnant. Surely many actions are good but not one’s duty, and surely it is morally better sometimes not to be moved by the thought of duty.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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