How would you interpret the formulation of the categorical imperative by Immanuel Kant in this example below?
owns. W does the work only because she knows that C will pay her a wage if and
only if she works, because she needs money to buy the goods that meet her basic
needs, and because she has no other way to get money. C offers the wage so as to
bring it about that, motivated in this way, W will do the work. Bringing W to do
the work maximizes C’s profits, and C acts only in order to maximize her profits.
(i) Does C treat humanity in W merely as a means or also as an end?
(ii) Could it happen that C hire W in the same situation but manage to treat
W’s humanity as an end?
(iii) What about the worker, W: does she treat C’s humanity merely as a means?