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Medical Ethics Darin Harootunian 10/7/11 2 The CI-Human Ends tells us: Treat persons in ways that they would in principle consent to being treated. By doing so, we respect the person’s moral autonomy . Recall what is meant by the CI-HE: To treat someone merely as a means is to treat the person in a way in which the person has not and would not in principle consent to being treated. To treat someone as a means is to treat the person in way that the person has consented or would consent to being treated. To treat a person as an end in himself involves two things. It involves 1) never treating the person merely as a means, and 2) fostering or promoting some of his projects that is, to act beneficently towards him. For example, when you go to the cafeteria, you’re using the workers in the cafeteria who are serving you as a means to your end your end of getting something to eat. But you’re not using these workers merely as a means to your end, because these workers consented to provide you something that you want. They consented to provide it in exchange for the price that you
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course PHIL 164 taught by Professor Doviak during the Fall '07 term at UMass (Amherst).

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