Kant, Famine, Affirmative Action

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Kant, Famine and Affirmative Action October 17, 2006 Persons versus Objects What is wrong with euthanizing Rufus? …or torturing the terrorist’s daughter, …or coercing you into an addiction from which I profit, or willfully attacking civilians during warfare, …or professing my undying love when its really something else I want, or settling for a mediocre career? Kant’s formula of the End in itself “Act in such a way that you always treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, never simply as a means but always at the same time as an end” Ways of Using People Kant distinguishes between using someone as a means and using someone as a mere means. (This applies to how you treat yourself too) Means versus Mere Means When I use someone as a means, I take form them something that I need or want. (This is not intrinsically wrong.) When I use someone as a mere means, I treat them in a way that does not show them a minimal degree of respect. O’Nora O’Neill (1941-)
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