In the article “The Art of Being Human

In the article “The Art of Being Human,” we are faced with the comparison of Kant’s and Confucius’s view on morality and how it applies to being a human being. We can look at morality by thinking of it as the “highest expression of humanity,” which does not come naturally. Kant believes that morality is not a connection between people, but rather a common humanity that they share with each other. Confucius believes that people cannot learn how to treat others unless they are apart of a community themselves.

Knowing the difference between what is right and what is wrong was engrained in most of us at a very young age. Morality is not something that we have think twice about anymore, now that we are adults (or at least I hope not). Within the past couple of years, I have been curious about morality and what it actually means, especially since I have been working with preschoolers, high schoolers, and adults. I thought that this article would be a good take on what two different philosophers believed to be the “process of becoming moral.”

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