Kantian Disregard for Non-Rational Humans

Immanuel Kant's Haunting Impact on Contemporary Bioethics

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  • Jay Six

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https://doi.org/10.33043/S.15.1.112-119

Abstract

I seek to emphasize Immanuel Kant’s lingering and unsavory impact on medical ethics by emphasizing Kantian ethics’ disregard for non- rational humans. We must be considerate when discussing individuals who have some form of dementia, conditions that irreversibly diminish the ability to use rational thought, sometimes to a degree of severity that hinders essential daily functions. I argue that to consider ourselves proponents of human equality we must treat humans with dementia as members of the kingdom of ends.

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2022-04-19

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Six, J. (2022). Kantian Disregard for Non-Rational Humans: Immanuel Kant’s Haunting Impact on Contemporary Bioethics. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 15(1), 112–119. https://doi.org/10.33043/S.15.1.112-119

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