LOVE, RESPECT, AND INTERFERING WITH OTHERS
Article first published online: 11 MAY 2011
© 2011 The Author. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly © 2011 University of Southern California and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
Volume 92, Issue 2, pages 174–192, June 2011
How to Cite
SEYMOUR FAHMY, M. (2011), LOVE, RESPECT, AND INTERFERING WITH OTHERS. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 92: 174–192. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2011.01390.x
- Issue published online: 11 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 11 MAY 2011
The fact that Kantian beneficence is constrained by Kantian respect appears to seriously restrict the Kantian's moral response to agents who have embraced self-destructive ends. In this paper I defend the Kantian duties of love and respect by arguing that Kantians can recognize attempts to get an agent to change her ends as a legitimate form of beneficence. My argument depends on two key premises. First, that rational nature is not identical to the capacity to set ends, and second, that an agent's conception of her happiness is not identical to the satisfaction of her ends.