Kant's Humanity Formula

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Philosophy

 

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Ken M

 

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October 12, 2010

 

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University

 

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Ethics then, are confirmed by the dignity and worth of the rational agency of each person. Since human beings are the only rational beings capable of decision making and reasonable judgement, humanity must be valued. Kant proposes a test that ensures that humanity is treated with respect, and not used merely as an instrument...
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Kant proposes a test that ensures that humanity is treated with respect, and not used merely as an instrument. To understand how he defines this test, we must first take a look at the foundation of his main principle, the Categorical Imperative. Kant's way of determining morality of actions is quite different from other philosophers, and many find it extremely hard to grasp or implausible...
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