According to Kant, can permitted actions have culpable consequences?

bad consequences are not imputable to the agent who acts dutifully

Does that mean bad consequences are not "imputable" only when we perform an obligatory duty?

Kant sees all free actions as being obligatory, meaning prescribed or prohibited, or as being permitted (V 27:513.12–18)

  • i definitely can't live like this, anyway. haha
    – user67675
    Commented Sep 22, 2023 at 14:24
  • i think it's practically incoherent. a maxim for deontological permission, then consequentialism then another maxim for every bad consequence? you would be paralysed.
    – user67675
    Commented Sep 22, 2023 at 14:45
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    no i mean when you are under no obligation @Hokon can your actions then have bad consequences?
    – user67675
    Commented Sep 22, 2023 at 14:48
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    Ahhh thank you for the clarification, not sure.
    – Hokon
    Commented Sep 22, 2023 at 14:51
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    it may not actually be as strict as i suppose @Hokon there are only a few cases when we can foresee evil actions as a consequence of our permitted behaviours. but i'm not sure it's attractive, if only because you need a lot of clarity on what is permitted if you are not going to fall into incoherence
    – user67675
    Commented Sep 22, 2023 at 14:53


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