Kantian Review 19 (2):319-323 (2014)

Samuel J. M. Kahn
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
Samuel Kerstein’s recent (2013) How To Treat Persons is an ambitious attempt to develop a new, broadly Kantian account of what it is to treat others as mere means and what it means to act in accordance with others’ dignity. His project is explicitly nonfoundationalist: his interpretation stands or falls on its ability to accommodate our pretheoretic intuitions, and he does an admirable job of handling carefully a range of well fleshed out and sometimes subtle examples. In what follows, I shall give a quick summary of the chapters and then say two good things about the book and one critical thing.
Keywords Kantian ethics  formula of humanity  nonfoundationalism  dignity
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DOI 10.1017/s1369415414000090
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