Year: 1958 Source: Philosophical Quarterly, v.8, (1958), p.63-71 SIEC No: 20021437

This article criticizes Harrison’s (1957) discussion of Kant’s Examples of the First Formulation of the Categorical Imperative. The author asserts that Harrison misinterpreted Kant’s supreme principle, moral standing & use of maxim,leading Harrison to incorrectly critiz the categorical imperative. Among the examples discussed is suicide. The author asserts that Kant implies that suicide could not form part of a system of nature which also contained the law that the purpose of self-love is to promote the furtherance of life. (27 refs) (SC)