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Are women more ethically Kantian than men?

That question overstates things. However, taking into consideration the second formulation of Kant’s categorical imperative which states that one should treat a person as an end and not merely as a means to an end,  it appears women agree with that sentiment more than men.

Using variables from the General Social Survey, I generated the table below.  Male and female respondents were asked if it was okay for someone to develop friendships because they would be of use to him or her.

Regardless of sex, people tend to disagree with the statement than agree. But relative to each sex, more women disagree with it than men. I also controlled for subjective class classification, age, and race and this pattern remained constant.

Variables: SEX, USEFRDS

Written by Cody

July 23, 2010 at 21:46

Posted in sociology

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