Samuel J. M. Kahn
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
In his discussion of the duty of benevolence in §27 of the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant argues that agents have no obligation to promote their own happiness, for ‘this happens unavoidably’ (MS, AA 6:451). In this paper I argue that Kant should not have said this. I argue that Kant should have conceded that agents do have an obligation to promote their own happiness.
Keywords Kant  Kant’s ethics  Kantian ethics  happiness  duty to oneself  self-love
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DOI 10.1080/0020174x.2018.1446047
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