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thus fitting the requirements for rational beings. We must though subtract 90% of that number to
compensate for those environmental conditions such as lack of schooling, family, social, and
economic conditions that permeate the world and prevent the intellectual development of those with
the requisites for rational beings (Malloy 1998, lecture notes). We must also include in the 90%
those with single high intelligences: 600,000 - 90% = 60,000 individuals that are rational beings.
These 60,000 individuals compose .00001 % of the worlds population and hypothetically are the
only individuals that will be Kant's rational beings!
rational being is a small number. I mention this to demonstrate Kant's perspective, that it only
represents 60,000 individuals out of billions who have the potential to be "rational beings" not to
prove or disprove his moral philosophy. The relative importance of personality and intelligence
factor into Kant's perspective in terms of his personality, in that it is a projection of how he thinks
about the world. In other words, Kant based his moral philosophy on his own perspective--his
own innate personality, without knowing that others (in fact 99% of the worlds population) had
different values, different ways of gathering information, other methods of processing
information, different cognitions, and, finally, different views of morality. Kant has assumed that
everyone has the potential to be a "rational being."
Metaphysics of Morals
NFs. What modern psychological research has found, is not that certain types are better or more
moral, but rather that for certain evolutionary purposes, certain types have evolved in certain
proportions that are neither better nor worse than other types. Kant's perspective is that of an NT
and most likely one of an INTP. He is very analytical, rational, scientific, highly values
intelligence, competency, and learning, and is oriented toward a certain way of thinking like many
other NTs. To behave as an NF and act on moral feeling would be incompetent and irrational.
Without knowing that certain personality and character types like NFs, SPs, and SJs have vastly
different methods for evaluating and thinking, Kant has fallen into the trap of perspective, he was