Kant, Garve, and the Motives of Moral Action

  title={Kant, Garve, and the Motives of Moral Action},
  author={Bernd Ludwig},
Kant's comments `against Garve' constitute his reaction to the latter's remarks on Cicero's De Officiis . Two related criticisms of Kant's against Garve are discussed in brief in this paper. A closer look is then taken at Garve's claim that `Kantian morality destroys all incentives that can move human beings to act at all'. I argue that Kant and Garve rely on two different models of human action for their analyses of moral motivation; these models differ in what each takes to be salient for the… CONTINUE READING