Ethics and morality: a broad range of topics
Human Knowledge: Foundations and Limits
Most philosophers who find Kant’s views attractive find them sobecause of the Humanity Formulation of the CI. This formulation statesthat we should never act in such a way that we treat humanity, whetherin ourselves or in others, as a means only but always as an end initself. This is often seen as introducing the idea of“respect” for persons, for whatever it is that isessential to our humanity. Kant was clearly right that this and theother formulations bring the CI “closer to intuition” thanthe Universal Law formula. Intuitively, there seems something wrongwith treating human beings as mere instruments with no value beyondthis. But this very intuitiveness can also invitemisunderstandings.
Professional Ethics & Wrongful Discharge
So let's create this threefold bond: that education will lead nature and that practice will complete education. Desiderius Erasmus 1466-1536, Dutch renaissance scholar, theologian and humanist, in 'De libero arbitrio diatribe', (1524)
Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business. Henry Ford 1863 – 1947, American industrialist
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790, American politician, inventor and scientist
There is one and only one responsibility of business - to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game. Milton Friedman 1912-, American prominent economist advocate of free markets, 1976 Nobel price for economics
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to discover it in himself. Galileo Galilei 1564-1642, Italian physicist and astronomer
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948, Indian great ethic-spiritual and political leader, famous for non-violent resistance
Greed is good.