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Book Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Download or read book Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals written by Immanuel Kant and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2008-10-01 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important texts in the history of ethics. In it Kant searches for the supreme principle of morality and argues for a conception of the moral life that has made this work a continuing source of controversy and an object of reinterpretation for over two centuries. This new edition of Kant’s work provides a fresh translation that is uniquely faithful to the German original and more fully annotated than any previous translation. There are also four essays by well-known scholars that discuss Kant’s views and the philosophical issues raised by the Groundwork. J.B. Schneewind defends the continuing interest in Kantian ethics by examining its historical relation both to the ethical thought that preceded it and to its influence on the ethical theories that came after it; Marcia Baron sheds light on Kant’s famous views about moral motivation; and Shelly Kagan and Allen W. Wood advocate contrasting interpretations of Kantian ethics and its practical implications.

Book Kant  The Metaphysics of Morals

Download or read book Kant The Metaphysics of Morals written by Immanuel Kant and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-10-12 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers key philosophical, interpretive and textual issues, including an extensive further reading essay and translation notes.

Book The Metaphysic of Ethics

Download or read book The Metaphysic of Ethics written by Immanuel Kant and published by . This book was released on 1836 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Kant s  Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Download or read book Kant s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals written by Jens Timmermann and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-12-24 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume discusses Kant's philosophical development in the Groundwork and his attempt to justify the categorical imperative as a principle of freedom.

Book Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals

Download or read book Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals written by Immanuel Kant and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2023-09-11 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original. The publishing house Megali specialises in reproducing historical works in large print to make reading easier for people with impaired vision.

Book Immanuel Kant

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  • Author : Lawrence Pasternack
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-03-24
  • ISBN : 1000082857
  • Pages : 294 pages

Download or read book Immanuel Kant written by Lawrence Pasternack and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-03-24 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals^ is one of the most important works of moral philosophy ever written, and Kant's most widely read work. It attempts to demonstrate that morality has its foundation in reason and that our wills are free from both natural necessity and the power of desire. It is here that Kant sets out his famous and controversial 'categorical imperative', which forms the basis of his moral theory. This book is an essential guide to the groundwork and the many important and profound claims that Kant raises. The book combines an invaluable introduction to the work offering an exploration of these arguments and setting them in the context of Kant's thinking, along with the complete H.J Paton translation of the work, and a selection of six of the best contemporary commentaries. It is the ideal companion for all students of Kantian ethics and anyone interested in moral philosophy. _ _ _

Book Immanuel Kant   s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Download or read book Immanuel Kant s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals written by Dieter Schönecker and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2015-01-05 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A defining work of moral philosophy, Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals has been influential to an extent far beyond what its modest length (roughly 75 pages) might suggest. It is also a famously difficult work, concerned with propounding universal principles rather than answering practical questions. As even professional philosophers will admit, first-time readers are not alone in finding some of its arguments perplexing. Offering an introduction that is accessible to students and relevant to specialized scholars, Dieter Schönecker and Allen Wood make luminously clear the ways the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals forms the basis of our modern moral outlook: that all human beings have equal dignity as ends in themselves; that every rational being is a self-governing agent whose morality freely derives from his or her own will; and that all rational beings constitute an ideal community, bound only by the moral laws they have agreed upon. Schönecker and Wood explain key Kantian concepts of duty, the good will, and moral worth, as well as the propositions Kant uses to derive his conception of the moral law. How the law relates to freedom, and the significance of the free will within Kant’s overall philosophy are rigorously interrogated. Where differing interpretations of Kant’s claims are possible, the authors provide alternative options, giving arguments for each. This critical introduction will help readers of the Groundwork gain an informed understanding of Kant’s challenging but central philosophical work.

Book Kant s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Download or read book Kant s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals written by Jens Timmermann and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007-06-21 with total page 4 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is Kant's central contribution to moral philosophy, and has inspired controversy ever since it was first published in 1785. Kant champions the insights of 'common human understanding' against what he sees as the dangerous perversions of ethical theory. Morality is revealed to be a matter of human autonomy: Kant locates the source of the 'categorical imperative' within each and every human will. However, he also portrays everyday morality in a way that many readers find difficult to accept. The Groundwork is a short book, but its argument is dense, intricate and at times treacherous. This commentary explains Kant's arguments paragraph by paragraph, and also contains an introduction, a synopsis of the argument, six short interpretative essays on key topics of the Groundwork, and a glossary of key terms. It will be an indispensable tool for anyone wishing to study the Groundwork in detail.

Book Kant s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Download or read book Kant s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals written by Henry E. Allison and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-10-06 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henry E. Allison presents a comprehensive commentary on Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (1785). Allison pays special attention to the structure of the work and its historical and intellectual context. He argues that, despite its relative brevity, the Groundwork is the single most important work in modern moral philosophy.

Book On the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics

Download or read book On the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics written by Immanuel Kant and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-06-28 with total page 105 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collected here in this omnibus edition are Immanuel Kant's three most important works on the Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics. Included are Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals, and The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics. Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important works in modern moral philosophy. It belongs beside Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Hobbes. Here Kant sets out to articulate and defend the Categorical Imperative - the fundamental principle that underlies moral reasoning - and to lay the foundation for a comprehensive account of justice and human virtues. In Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals Kant states: "All duties are either duties of right, that is, juridical duties, or duties of virtue, that is, ethical duties. Juridical duties are such as may be promulgated by external legislation; ethical duties are those for which such legislation is not possible." In The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics states: "If there exists on any subject a philosophy (that is, a system of rational knowledge based on concepts), then there must also be for this philosophy a system of pure rational concepts, independent of any condition of intuition, in other words, a metaphysic. It may be asked whether metaphysical elements are required also for every practical philosophy, which is the doctrine of duties, and therefore also for Ethics."

Book The Moral Law

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  • Author : Immanuel Kant
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1948
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 158 pages

Download or read book The Moral Law written by Immanuel Kant and published by . This book was released on 1948 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Kant s Metaphysics of Morals

Download or read book Kant s Metaphysics of Morals written by Lara Denis and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-10-28 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Immanuel Kant's Metaphysics of Morals (1797), containing the Doctrine of Right and Doctrine of Virtue, is his final major work of practical philosophy. Its focus is not rational beings in general but human beings in particular, and it presupposes and deepens Kant's earlier accounts of morality, freedom and moral psychology. In this volume of newly-commissioned essays, a distinguished team of contributors explores the Metaphysics of Morals in relation to Kant's earlier works, as well as examining themes which emerge from the text itself. Topics include the relation between right and virtue, property, punishment, and moral feeling. Their diversity of questions, perspectives and approaches will provide new insights into the work for scholars in Kant's moral and political theory.

Book Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals

Download or read book Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals written by Immanuel Kant and published by Hackett Publishing. This book was released on 1993-06-15 with total page 98 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous consequences.

Book Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Ethics

Download or read book Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Ethics written by Immanuel Kant and published by . This book was released on 1925 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Freedom  Resentment  and the Metaphysics of Morals

Download or read book Freedom Resentment and the Metaphysics of Morals written by Pamela Hieronymi and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An innovative reassessment of philosopher P. F. Strawson’s influential “Freedom and Resentment” P. F. Strawson was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and his 1962 paper “Freedom and Resentment” is one of the most influential in modern moral philosophy, prompting responses across multiple disciplines, from psychology to sociology. In Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals, Pamela Hieronymi closely reexamines Strawson’s paper and concludes that his argument has been underestimated and misunderstood. Line by line, Hieronymi carefully untangles the complex strands of Strawson’s ideas. After elucidating his conception of moral responsibility and his division between “reactive” and “objective” responses to the actions and attitudes of others, Hieronymi turns to his central argument. Strawson argues that, because determinism is an entirely general thesis, true of everyone at all times, its truth does not undermine moral responsibility. Hieronymi finds the two common interpretations of this argument, “the simple Humean interpretation” and “the broadly Wittgensteinian interpretation,” both deficient. Drawing on Strawson’s wider work in logic, philosophy of language, and metaphysics, Hieronymi concludes that his argument rests on an implicit, and previously overlooked, metaphysics of morals, one grounded in Strawson’s “social naturalism.” In the final chapter, she defends this naturalistic picture against objections. Rigorous, concise, and insightful, Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals sheds new light on Strawson’s thinking and has profound implications for future work on free will, moral responsibility, and metaethics. The book also features the complete text of Strawson’s “Freedom and Resentment.”

Book Kant s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Download or read book Kant s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals written by Sally Sedgwick and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2008-06-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals of 1785 is one of the most profound and important works in the history of practical philosophy. In this introduction to the Groundwork, Sally Sedgwick provides a guide to Kant's text that follows the course of his discussion virtually paragraph by paragraph. Her aim is to convey Kant's ideas and arguments as clearly and simply as possible, without getting lost in scholarly controversies. Her introductory chapter offers a useful overview of Kant's general approach to practical philosophy, and she also explores and clarifies some of the main assumptions which Kant relies on in his Groundwork but defends in his Critique of Pure Reason. The book will be a valuable guide for all who are interested in Kant's practical philosophy.

Book The Annotated Kant

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  • Author : Steven M. Cahn
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2020-05-15
  • ISBN : 1538125951
  • Pages : 193 pages

Download or read book The Annotated Kant written by Steven M. Cahn and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2020-05-15 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new, complete translation of Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals provides the most accessible version of this challenging foundational work in moral philosophy. Calling on the insights of a team of noted scholar-teachers, The Annotated Kant rendersthe text as clearly as possible, supplementing it with an inviting introduction, clarifying running commentary, and a helpful glossary. Annotations are presented on facing pages to provide support for readers and room for their note-taking. Remaining true to the intricacies of the original German text, this presentation of Kant’s masterpiece enables all to appreciate the powerful vision it offers.