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The Moral Import of Persons

  • James KellenbergerEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion book series (PFPR)

Abstract

The moral import of persons explored in this chapter is embodied in the ends principle, which enjoins that persons are to be treated as ends and not merely as means. Immanuel Kant’s recognition of this principle in his philosophical ethics is examined. Recognized by many moral philosophers, the ends principle is also embodied in ordinary pretheoretical moral behavior.

Keywords

The moral import of persons The first element The ends principle Immanuel Kant 

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  1. 1.NorthridgeUSA

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