Humanity According To Kant Essay

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“Act so that you use humanity, whether in your own person or in that of another, always as an ends and never as a means only” According to Kant, we should obey this categorical imperative because this itself proposes an end.In here he does not refer to the “end” as something you want to achieve or get, but as something why we act. To treat human being as ends rather than merely means means to to love my neighbor as myself has to be an end in itself and not a means to achieve what suits me better. Our ultimate goal should be the concern for humanity and not for personal interest or benefit. Thus, taken to humanity and our actions in favor of it as an end and not a means to achieve our goals. Kant thinks that human beings are ends in themselves because respect is based on our ability to reason; we have unconditional …show more content…
With this, people are responsible for themselves and consequently about the society in which they live. Thereby, avoiding people to think about their own good as a selfish center of their actions, to seen the common good that derived from personal responsibility. I do agree with Kant that this is why we should treat persons ethically. Treating “humanity” as an end in itself implies that “humanity” is the limiting condition of our actions. This means we can do anything as long as we respect the “humanity” that every person represents. For instance, in the case in which I make a false promise to return the money that I will borrow from my friend, he/she becomes a mere mean for me in order to obtain something. Part of what it means to treat people as an end is that such a person can consent my actions. The problem with getting the consent of others is not that if that person learns the truth he/she will not agree to lend me money. My friend can be aware that I cannot pay the money back and anyway he/she can give it to because he feels

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