Kant: A Clever Way To Steal Ideas

1724 –1804

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), central figure in modern philosophy, formulate the following ground of “Universal Law”:

Act only in such a way that the rule you act under (maxim) can become a universal law. In other words, only act in ways that any other agent can act.
Is this not another way of putting the  “Golden Rule” in a philosophical way? Do to others as you would want others to do to you. Act in way that you would want others to act the same to you.

He wrote:

Act in such a way that you always treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, never simply as a means, but always at the same time as an end‘ ( 4: 429)

I think, this is just a clever way to steal ideas 🙂 Take an idea, add some few fancy philosophical salt and pepper flavors and bang! New Idea

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