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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 224
Professor
George Williamson
Semester
Fall

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Pthl 224 September 17 2012 1 Housekeeping: − try and keep the discussion bored concise and as fluid as possible Kant’s Second Formulation of the Categorical Imperative: Principle of the End-in-Itself “Act so as to treat humanity, either yourself or another person, never merely as a means but always as an end.” 1. you and others 2. never mere means 3. always also as an end a) Never treat as a mere means: Duties of Justice NOT just as a means – we do this all the time. Mere means = to ignore, override or undermine a person’s autonomy - treat person as merely useful, a functional thing. Two major ways to ‘use as mere means’: deception or coercion − a person couldn't rational agree to it as they do no know what is going on − b) Always treat
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