The publication of Kant’s Groundwork in 1791

Six years after the publication of Kant’s Groundwork in 1791 Maria von Herbert, a student of
Kant’s moral philosophy, writes a letter to Kant. The letter asks Kant’s advice. What is Herbert’s
request for advice about and how does it relate to Kant’s moral philosophy? Consider Kant’s
reply: is it satisfactory (1) as helpful advice and (2) as a philosophical reply?

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