Immanuel Kant Theory

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Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher and is a central figure in modern philosophy. Kant stated that the human mind creates and builds the human experience. His view was that there are some things we should do and some we should not merely for the virtue of being rational thus moral value has noting to do with consequences. One of the main features of Kants theory is Respect for persons, which dictates the depth of intrinsic value. Intrinsic value means that something has “in itself’ or “for its own sake” or “as such” or “on its own right”. Detailing the concept that do good not for your sake but because it causes happiness to others and spreads goodwill. Kant wanted people to have the ethic in which they don’t use other people as instruments i.e. in order to fulfill there own interests they don’t escort other people, always remember to aid other people and keep their happiness in mind while taking an action. We use house cleaners and secretaries as means so that they do our chores or handle our meetings but that is extrinsic value to use people for our own benefit and Kant is against it as he is a non-consequentialist. In his point of view house cleaners should be kept so that a poor and needy can be fed by a person who can afford to do so and keep a secretary so that they can practice their degree. Kant says to respect human beings and that is where Kants concept of rationality comes in. Rationality is what gives a person a greater moral value than anything else in
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