Act in such a way that i always treat humanity

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Act in such a way that I always treat humanity, whether in my own person orin the person of any other, never simply as a means, but always at the sametime as an endsoEmphasis on intrinsic worth and dignity of rational creaturesoWorthy of consideration in its own right – endsoMean – tooloAlways treat people in a way that reflects that we care about them for theirown sake and that they possess the power to make reasoned decisions abouttheir livesoWant to respect our own intelligence and others while never interfering withtheir decision makingoRecognize that you are a rational being and not inhibit the use of their reason(prevent them from using reason to decide path of life)oEx, arresting someone is treating a means, talking to the person, that isrespecting them as an endoNothing more dreadful to a rational being than to make someone else incharge of their actions - KantoEx, Parents, listen to the child and explain to them why what they diddeserves punishmentoEx, Managers should consider position of employees before making decisionoCan use people as a means but never ONLY as a meansfind more resources at oneclass.comfind more resources at oneclass.comfind more resources at oneclass.comfind more resources at oneclass.com
Third Formulation: Autonomous AgentsoRational agents give people their dignity and worthCapacity to rise above compelling forces of desire, self-interest andphysical necessity to act freely on the basis of reasonsAs person is an end to themselvesoEx, company who checked workers for asbestos poisoning didn’t give resultsbecause there was nothing that could be doneViolation of rights but AU would agree in short termoNeed to treat others as autonomous agents capable of self-directed, rationalactionoIt tells us that we are not allowed to do anything that would prevent otherpersons from effectively exercising their reasonAnimals don’t have rationality?oDeeply concerned with respecting people as rational decision makersoDoesn’t tell us what do to but what NOT to dooNever physically coerce people to do anythingException, Incarcerate someone if they are a threat to society andhave committed a crimeIt is universalizable because it protects society even though itcoerces a person.oDon’t prevent people from using reason to determine their lifeoDon’t lie or deceive someoneoBehaving morally is the only time you are allowing people from effectivelyexercising their reasonNever getting in anyone’s wayCI: Full FormulationDoes the maxim upon I propose to act, make sense as a universal law?Would I be treating people with the respect that they deserve as rational beings?Would my action violate anyone’s ability to exercise their rational faculties?

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StefanRodde

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