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... must regulate our conduct by reference to a self-legislated categorical imperative, and we must postulate the noumenal reality of ourselves, god, and free will—all because a failure to do so would be an implicit confession that the world may be meaningless, and that would be utterly intolerable for us”(Kant, The Moral Code). Unless each individual consciously chooses to act in manner which benefits society, the world can be a dangerous place. According to his idea of good will, even if our efforts fail to produce positive results, we still performed a good duty. His opinion on the bystander effect situation would to absolutely intervene, even if it makes things worse. I believe in response to the good Samaritan law and its questionable morality, he would say that the interference is intrinsically good and the fact that it is a duty would not diminish the good will.
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