- 純心人文研究 (ISSN:13412027)
- vol.14, pp.25-42, 2008-03
In this paper, which is to be a part of my project of a systematic philosophy of human person, I have tried to present a more positive and complete ethics of human person, overcoming the negative character of the Kantian ethics of human person. The "dignity" of human person seems to be acknowledged almost universally, and its violation in every form is strictly and unconditionally forbidden. We hardly find, however, an adequate and full treatment of the ethical problem of the positive and fruitful way of living as a person. For example, although we often speak of "the formation of person" as the central educational objective, the exact ethical meaning of the "formation" of human person is extremely difficult to clarify. Another difficult problem of the ethics of human person is the possibility and the right way of loving human person as person. I have attempted to provide an answer to these problems through an examination of the "social" virtue of justice, particularly the general virtue of legal justice which has the common good as its proper object.