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Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
A German–English edition

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  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • isbn: 9781139005609

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  • Published in 1785, the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most powerful texts in the history of ethical thought. In this book, Immanuel Kant formulates and justifies a supreme principle of morality that issues universal and unconditional moral commands. These commands receive their normative force from the fact that rational agents autonomously impose the moral law upon themselves. As such, they are laws of freedom. This volume contains the first facing-page German-English edition of Kant's Groundwork. It presents a new, authentic edition of the German text and a carefully revised version of Mary Gregor's acclaimed English translation, as well as editorial notes and a full bilingual index. It will be the edition of choice for any student or scholar who is not content with reading this central contribution to modern moral philosophy through the veil of English translation.

    • Provides direct access to the philosophical text in the original language
    • The facing-page reader-friendly layout facilitates quoting and finding passages
    • Contains editorial notes and a bilingual index
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    "Jens Timmermann’s idea and effort to provide a German-English edition of Kant’s Groundwork cannot be applauded enough. Just as those who in principle can read Latin will be grateful to have a translation at hand that will help them through the text, readers of Kant’s Groundwork will be grateful to be provided an edition that allows them to compare the original text on the left side with its translation on the right, line by line … it is to be hoped that this book finds many readers, both in introductory and advanced classes. Bilingual editions are a very important enterprise, and Timmermann deserves the highest praise for introducing such an edition for English-speaking Kant research."
    Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139005609
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introductory note: text and translation
    Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: Vorrede Preface
    Erster Abschnitt First section
    Zweyter Abschnitt Second section
    Dritter Abschnitt Third section
    Editorial notes

  • Author

    Immanuel Kant

    Editors and translators

    Mary Gregor
    Jens Timmermann is Senior Lecturer in Moral Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals': A Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and of Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals': A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

    Jens Timmermann, University of St Andrews, Scotland

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