Essays Tagged: "Kingdom of Ends"

Immanuel Kant's Moral Philsophy and the Place of the Emprical in Ethics

cease. This hypothetical utopian state of respect for inherent human dignity is termed by Kant the "Kingdom of Ends".While even Kant recognizes that such a state is more of a moral promised land to wh ... al promised land to which we may all aspire, it is certain that if humanity ever hopes to reach the Kingdom of Ends it must do so with moral thinking that has its "seat and origin completely" in a pri ...

(5 pages) 217 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Kant's Categorical Imperative.

nomy alone. A good autonomous will has two further conditions: respect for others as members of the Kingdom of Ends, and rationality. Rationality has three components: 1) the ability to understand con ... o conform one's actions to the law. Rationality leads a person to respect others as members of the "Kingdom of Ends." The "Kingdom of Ends" represents humanity as the community that must be treated as ...

(3 pages) 241 2 3.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

What is the Connection between Kant's View on Suicide and his Understanding of the Moral Law?

he third formulation states that: "Act as if you were through your maxims a legislating member of a Kingdom of Ends". Here a "Kingdom of Ends" means that everybody is governed by the moral law and tre ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy