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Life is nothing if your will is not free

Kant supposes that the will is free. It is actually free when it acts in compliance with the moral law, but potentially it is always free, even then yield to natural sensory inclinations. A man is not nature’s slave; a man cannot be coerced by anything and anybody. If a man acts obeying to this or that his inclination, this means that his will itself authorized these actions, that it determined itself. If a man executed immoral demands of his sovereign, it means that his will allowed him to act so. From Kant’s point of view a man is stronger than his own nature, any pleasures and any suffering independently from their intensity cannot mechanically, with the absolute necessity make him perform something against his will. And if Kant is right here, then every person in any circumstances is able to save own dignity and not lose self-esteem. Everything depends on a person, on his will. Human will is absolutely independent and is not conditioned by anything. Human’s will is based at nothing, vice versa – all human actions are based at will. And Kant states that will’s autonomy is the single principle of all moral laws and corresponding duties.

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