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What is the distinction between things and persons that Kant think is so crucial to their moral worth? Do you agree? Why or Why not?

The distinction between things and people is that people can think rationally. Kant based his idea of worth and value on something called the "Categorical Imperative". The "Categorical Imperative" states that people should "Act only on that maxim through which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law" (Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals).
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What is the distinction between things and persons that Kant think is so crucial to their moral worth? Do you agree? Why or Why not?

The distinction between things and people is that people can think rationally. Kant based his idea of worth and value on something called the "Categorical Imperative". The "Categorical Imperative" states that people should "Act only on that maxim ...

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This is a discussion regarding Kant's view of moral worth. What distinction does Kant make between the moral worth of people and the moral worth of things? On what does he base his disntinction? Approximately 250 words of original text.

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