By Richard Dean
The humanity formula of Kant's specific vital calls for that we deal with humanity as an lead to itself. simply because this precept resonates with at present influential beliefs of human rights and dignity, modern readers frequently locate it compelling, whether the remainder of Kant's ethical philosophy leaves them chilly. in addition, a few trendy experts in Kant's ethics have lately became to the humanity formula because the so much theoretically significant and promising precept of Kant's ethics. however, it has acquired much less consciousness than many different elements of Kant's ethics. Richard Dean bargains the main sustained and systematic exam of the humanity formula so far. He provides an unique research of what it skill to regard humanity as an result in itself, and examines the results either for Kant scholarship and for useful counsel on particular ethical matters.
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Ibid. 137. 48 Roger Sullivan, An Introduction to Kant’s Ethics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994), 70. 49 Roger Sullivan, Immanuel Kant’s Moral Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), 197. 50 Paton, The Categorical Imperative, 168. 51 52 Ibid. 168–9. Ibid. 177. 47 what should we treat as an end in itself? 33 one’s motive. 53 Paton is therefore not identifying humanity as a good will in the strict sense, as requiring a commitment to act as duty requires regardless of circumstances.
39 In contrast, Thomas E. ’s view of humanity falls in the third category, saying that humanity is (or includes) the capacity for morality. 40 Speciﬁcally, he thinks the relevant powers associated with rationality are: to act for reasons in general; to follow principles of prudence (hypothetical imperatives); to set ends; to understand the world by using theoretical reason; and to legislate 35 Wood, Kant’s Ethical Thought, 118. Ibid. 119. Subsequent quotations in this paragraph are from the same page.
14 Two points should be emphasized about my description of good will as the will of an agent who is committed to governing her Willk¨ur with the moral principles dictated by Wille. First, to dispel in advance a possible misunderstanding, my claim is that the humanity which we should treat as an end in itself is exactly a will that is good, not that the end in itself is just a commitment to morality. Placing a priority on moral principles is the feature that distinguishes a good will, but it is the whole will that is valuable, not just the commitment to morality.
The Value of Humanity in Kant's Moral Theory by Richard Dean