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In your own words, explain Kant’s principle of Ends. Do you think that this could be a useful model principal for you in everyday life? Explain.

Topic : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

7. In your own words, explain Kant’s principle of Ends. Do you think that this could be a useful model principal for you in everyday life? Explain. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications.

Why the question:

The question is premised on the Kantian principle of ends.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain Kant’s principle of Ends and also explain how this could be a useful model principal for you in everyday life.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Define the principle of ends as propounded by Kant.

Body:

The word “end” in this phrase has the same meaning as in the phrase “means to an end”.

The philosopher Immanuel Kant said that rational human beings should be treated as an end in themselves and not as a means to something else. The fact that we are human has value in itself. If a person is an end-in-themself it means their inherent value doesn’t depend on anything else – it doesn’t depend on whether the person is enjoying their life, or making other people’s lives better. We exist, so we have value.

Explain using suitable examples how this could be a useful model principal for you in everyday life.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.