Scientific Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Philosophy - Miscellaneous, , language: English, abstract: Recently there are on-going discussions in moral philosophy and neurology: Do we act as free agents making moral decisions? Are we accountable for our actions? Do we have a free will? Those who oppose the idea of a free will come to the conclusion that 'a living being never truly makes a choice. We only become aware of such things after we have made them.' Kant would have firmly been against this idea when it comes to the foundation of moral principals and moral actions. In this article I will look further into Kant's position looking for counter arguments and finally show the difference between the free will to wish something and the free will to act according to our will.