Humanity as an End in Itself

@article{Hill1980HumanityAA,
  title={Humanity as an End in Itself},
  author={T. Hill},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={1980},
  volume={91},
  pages={84 - 99}
}
  • T. Hill
  • Published 1980
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
Few formulas in philosophy have been so widely accepted and variously interpreted as Kant's injunction to treat humanity as an end in itself. For some it is a specific antidote to utilitarianism, prohibiting all kinds of manipulation and exploitation of individuals for selfish or even altruistic ends. For others it is a general reminder that "people count," that no one's interests should be disregarded. Sometimes the formula is viewed as a principle of respect for persons, but it has also been… Expand
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