Kant's Categorical Imperative
Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals and his other works promoting Kantian Ethics strongly focus on human rights and just treatment in society's standards. Throughout his arguments, his main contention for this is his categorical imperative, which instructs society to act in ways that could be applied as a Universal Law. Kant's categorical imperative, through his use of universal law, restricts using people as a means to an end. This idea
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to an end. Because of this, Kant expounds on the ideas of good will, both categorical and hypothetical imperatives, the Universal Law, the rights of an individual, and moral law. His purpose in this is to restrict autonomy and promote good will as a whole. These ideas all emphasize Kant's point that the Golden Rule is the way that we should aim to live: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.