The Kantian Duty of Self-Improvement in the Context of Oppression Public Deposited

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  • Fakhoury, Tamara
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Philosophy
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  • Is Kant's duty of natural self-perfection a moral obligation for individuals who suffer the harms of oppression? In this paper I argue that it is. Understood in a Kantian framework, the project of self-improvement is neither impossible nor too onerous a task under oppression. Adopting the end of self-improvement is a requirement of self-respect and an accessible and morally worthy means of resisting one's oppression.
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  • Boxill, Bernard
  • Hill, Thomas E.
  • MacLean, Douglas
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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