Thomas E. Hill Jr on the Basis of Human Dignity

Animal Ethics

First, if my explanation of the importance of moral conduct is correct, then Kant should not be viewed as a man obsessed with duty for duty's sake. He believed, of course, that one ought always to do one's duty and also that only acts motivated by respect for moral law have moral worth. Only acts in category 1 are morally worthy. President Bush's invasion of Iraq could have been right (i.e., This was frustrating for me, as a moral philosopher.