David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (2):291-308 (2007)
Contemporary Kant scholarship generally takes Kant’s conception of humanity in his ethical writings to refer to beings with rational capacities. 1 According to this interpretation, when Kant tells us in the Categorical Imperative’s Formula of Humanity [FH] to “act so that you use humanity…always at the same time as an end, never merely as a means,” we are to treat anyone with rational capacities this way. 2 However, Richard Dean has recently revived an alternative interpretation that he traces to H. J. Paton. 3 According to this interpretation, by ‘humanity’ Kant really means the good will, and, furthermore, Dean takes this interpretation to be the more defensible view within Kant’s ethical system.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
William Nelson (2008). Kant's Formula of Humanity. Mind 117 (465):85-106.
Oliver Sensen (2009). Kant's Conception of Human Dignity. Kant-Studien 100 (3):309-331.
Samuel Duncan (2011). “There is None Righteous”: Kant on the Hang Zum Bösen and the Universal Evil of Humanity. Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (2):137-163.
Japa Pallikkathayil (2010). Deriving Morality From Politics: Rethinking the Formula of Humanity. Ethics 121 (1):116-147.
Michael Neumann (2000). Did Kant Respect Persons? Res Publica 6 (3):285-299.
Richard Dean (2008). Glasgow's Conception of Kantian Humanity. Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (2):pp. 307-314.
Richard Dean (2006). The Value of Humanity in Kant's Moral Theory. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads84 ( #22,722 of 1,696,296 )
Recent downloads (6 months)21 ( #21,643 of 1,696,296 )
How can I increase my downloads?