Formal approaches to kant's formula of humanity andrews reath to appear in sorin baiasu and mark timmons, eds, kant on practical justification: interpretive essays (oxford university press. So will such that the maxim of your will could become a universal law for all men kant is saying your actions, based on good will, can apply to all so that good moral judgments made can become universal for everyone. Kant's formula, in effect, has two parts, namely: (1) act in such a way that you never treat humanity simply as a means and (2) act in such a way that you always treat humanity as an end. The value of humanity in kant's moral theory richard dean abstract 6 the argument for the humanity formula 7 how duties follow from the categorical imperative.
This seems to be supported by the fact that kant used the same examples through the law of nature formula and the humanity formula thus, the universal law formulation generates a duty to φ if and only if the humanity formula generates a duty to φ, (and so on for the other formulations. There seems to be a clear notion of taking into consideration the humanity of others in the formula of humanity every rational being exists as an end in himself, not merely as a means for arb. Kantian ethics refers to a deontological ethical theory kant's formulation of humanity, kant's formula of autonomy expresses the idea that an agent is obliged. The formula of humanity is kant's second formulation of the categorical imperative this formulation says that an act is immoral if it uses a person as a means to an end only it is ok to use people as a means to an end so long as you respect the person's humanity.
A simplified account of kant's ethics kant states the formula of the end in itself as follows: act in such a way that you always treat humanity, whether in your. Kant's second listed formulation was the humanity formula it gives direction for us as people to treat humanity as an end in itself (with intrinsic value) rather than a means. The value of humanity in kant's moral theory 1st edition richard dean aims not only to revolutionize the way kantians think about the formula of humanity, but. D) kant reverts to the idea of treating humanity's happiness as an end when he discusses the duty to help others but once again we can turn kant's principle against him he uses it to show that egoism, and refusing to help others, is wrong, but can't it just as well be used to argue that altruism is wrong. Must be atleast 400 words in length and references properly one of kant's ways of formulating (ie, expressing in words) the categorical imperative says that.
Formulation ii, the formula of the end in itself [ci2]: so act as to treat humanity, both in your own person, and in the person of every other, always at the same time as an end, never simply as a means. Created date: 20110917233332z. Objections and problems for kant's ethics revision the following is a plain text extract of the pdf sample above, problems with the formula of humanity. Download citation on researchgate | kant's formula of humanity | this paper is concerned with the normative content of kant's formula of humanity (fh) more specifically, does fh, as some seem to.
Created date: 7/16/2014 4:01:27 pm. Phil 104, february 13, 2007 kant: the formula of humanity the formula of humanity so act that you use humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, always at the. Kant is a hard read, and philosophy in general is a tough sell to most people this guy may be hyperbolic and theatrical and zany, but damn it, a lot of people who wouldn't give two fucks about kant might start giving a damn if they read something like this. Kant's humanity formula in the groundwork by zeyu chi under the direction of eric e wilson abstract in this paper i argue for an alternative reading of the humanity formula that kant presents in the.
Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you passionate about something niche. Kant's formula of universal law the harvard community has made this article openly available please share how this access benefits you your story matters. Means, ends, and persons the meaning and psychological dimensions of kant's humanity formula robert audi includes a wealth of narrative examples of morally significant ways that one person may treat another. Kant's formula of humanity version of the categorical imperative reads: so act that you use humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other.