Kan Kant's Principle Of Morality Essay

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The statement that “We should never use a good person as a means to an end” is false. Kant states that the Principle of Humanity is to always treat a human being as an end, and never as a mere means. Kant also believes that you should always respect rational people and should never use anyone or break moral laws no matter what. It is true Kant’s Principle of Humanity is found under categorical imperative, but categorical imperative is a moral obligation that cannot be unkept no matter what the circumstances may be. However, the statement “Kant argues that we should never act based on hypothetical imperatives” is false. Kant believes that hypothetical imperatives can be applied rarely, in certain situations. The principle of universalizability states that if one act is correct then another act, in an identical situation, should be correct too. Treating others how you would like to be treated is the golden rule, so according to the principle of universalizability if person A treats person B one way, it only makes sense for person B to treat person A that way. Thus, the golden rule and principle of universalizability are equivilent in that case.…show more content…
So, it is true that Kant believes if an action is not universalizable then it is immoral. Question number five is true. Kant believes that humanity is only for those who possess autonomy and rationality. Because animals do not possess those characteristics Kant believes that they have no rights to humanity and should not be treated equally compared to humans. However, Kant believed that cruelty to animals could lead to the cruelty of humans which would not be morally

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