Exploring Psychological and Ethical Egoism
I disagree Kant’s philosophy when he assumed his criticism of speculative reason that whatever is universal and necessary in our knowledge must come from the mind itself, and not from the world of reality outside us.
Like Utilitarianism, Kant’s moral theory is grounded in a theory of intrinsic value. But where the utilitarian take happiness, conceived of as pleasure and the absence of pain to be what has intrinsic value, Kant takes ...view middle of the document...
This value of persons makes them deserving of moral respect. Kant’s moral theory is often referred to as the "respect for persons" theory of morality.
Create a thread in this forum and provide an example that would support Kant's statement: "Act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of another, always at the same time as an end and never simply as means."
One good example is when I preach to my kids about respect each other’s and not do
anything bad that may end with unhappiness results, like the use of violence or hurting others around them.
I remember that morning when I considered myself as a civilian with 3 kids and my wife. I could not believe that this was happening, and instantly my reactions were to go and secure my kids from school. Later, when I came to the house I found myself with courage trying to get to N.Y. and help all those people suffering from the attacks, finding myself to be so utilitarian with one goal of bringing to them. If I were in the plane and knowing that we are going to be shot down by our own armed forces, I think it would be fair to accept the consequences because that way I will safe others on the ground and stopping from let those antisocial people doing what they plan.