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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!

Having only (hypothetically) 60,000 individuals in the world that fit Kant's concept of a

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."

An example of the fallacy of Kants perspective can be found in Grounding for the

Metaphysics of Morals(1993, pg.46):

"Yet the appeal to the principle of moral feeling is superficial, since men who cannot think believe that they will be helped out by feeling, even when the question is solely one of universal laws."

Kant, in this harsh criticism, is attacking the moral actions of 12% of the population--the

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