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Examples of Heteronomy
Religion differs from ethics only in its form, not in its content, in that it adds to the conception of duty the idea of God as a moral lawgiver, and thus increases the influence of this conception on the will; it is simply a means for the promotion of morality.
Thus faith is based upon duty without being itself duty: ethics is the _basis of religion_, which consists in our regarding moral laws as (_instar_, as if they were) divine commands.
The conception of the will of every rational being as one which must consider itself as giving in all the maxims of its will universal laws, so as to judge itself and its actions from this point of view- this conception leads to another which depends on it and is very fruitful, namely that of a kingdom of ends.
Whether this interest was private or otherwise, in any case the imperative must be conditional and could not by any means be capable of being a moral command.
The will in that case does not give itself the law, but it is given by the object through its relation to the will.
For by this analysis we find that its principle must be a categorical imperative and that what this commands is neither more nor less than this very autonomy.