Kant and Selling Kidneys
Kant and Selling Kidneys PHL 2008
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Date Created: 03/25/16
Thomas Nelson PERFECT DUTIES: IMPERFECT DUTIES: PROSCRIBED () PRESCRIBED (+) IT IS OUR DUTY NOT TO DO THEIT IS OUR DUTY TO DO THEM (TO (TO PERFORM IS CULPABLE OR PERFORM IS MERITORIOUS OR BLAMEWORTHY) PRAISEWORTHY) TO SELF Not to commit suicide Develop talents TO OTHERS Not to lie or murder Beneficence – To do good to/for others SELL KIDNEYS? UTILITARIANISM WinWin for person who gets kidney and whoever got to use the money (Ex: Father selling kidneys to pay for children’s college tuitions) LIBERTARIANISM Yes because of selfownership (as long as it doesn’t harm anyone else) LOCKE No because we do not own ourselves absolutely (God does) Maybe selling one is okay because God could have intended it that way KANT No because one be using oneself as a mere means (treating oneself as a thing for a profit)
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