Kant's Duty Definition

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Now the question then becomes what determines if an action was done out of goodwill? For Kant the prime focus on what determines morality came from the concept of duty. An action done from duty contributes its moral worth, not from the end or result of such action, but out of the intent from which it came; “duty is the necessity of acting out of reverence, or respect from moral law” without any regard or consequences (Rahman, 1993, p. 86). The universal moral law dictates duty in that we all have a duty to follow moral law through one’s actions. The Formula of Universal Moral Law requires that having moral worth must meet the requirements of self-legislation in that rational human beings through reason produce a law unto itself
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