By David Cummiskey

The relevant challenge for normative ethics is the clash among a consequentialist view--that morality calls for selling the nice of all--and a trust that the rights of the person position major constraints on what can be performed to aid others. average interpretations see Kant as rejecting all kinds of consequentialism, and protecting a conception that's essentially duty-based and agent-centered. definite activities, like sacrificing the blameless, are categorically forbidden. during this unique and arguable paintings, Cummiskey argues that there's no defensible foundation for this view, that Kant's personal arguments truly entail a consequentialist end. yet this new kind of consequentialism which follows from Kant's theories has a particularly Kantian tone. The skill of rational motion is ahead of the price of happiness; therefore supplying justification for the view that rational nature is extra vital than mere pleasures and pains.

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