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Kant and the Ethics of Humility
A Story of Dependence, Corruption and Virtue

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  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521131216

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  • In previous years, philosophers have either ignored the virtue of humility or found it to be in need of radical redefinition. But humility is a central human virtue, and it is the purpose of this book to defend that claim from a Kantian point of view. Jeanine Grenberg argues that we can indeed speak of Aristotelian-style, but still deeply Kantian, virtuous character traits. She proposes moving from focus on action to focus on person, not leaving the former behind, but instead taking it up within a larger, more satisfying Kantian moral theory. Using examples from literature as well as philosophy, she shows that there is a Kantian virtue theory to be explored in which humility plays a central role. Her book will have a wide appeal to readers not only in Kant studies but also in theological ethics and moral psychology.

    • Clear, readable style, with regular use of examples from literature as well as philosophy
    • A clear person-centred (as opposed to act-centred) account of Kantian virtue
    • Relates Kantian ethics to questions of virtue ethics, self-knowledge and self-deception
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    'Kant and the Ethics of Humility is an excellent book, one that should be taken seriously by Kant scholars, virtue ethicists, and contemporary moral philosophers generally. It offers a compelling example of Kantian virtue ethics in practice, one that can be a model for similar studies in the future.' --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521131216
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Kantian Virtue:
    1. Dependent and corrupt rational agency
    2. Constraints on any possible Kantian account of virtue
    3. A Kantian account of virtue
    Part II. A Kantian Response to Recent Accounts of Humility:
    4. A Kantian response to recent accounts of humility
    Part III: The Kantian Virtue of Humility:
    5. The Kantian virtue of humility
    6. Humility and self-respect
    7. The humble person
    Part IV. The Virtues of Kantian Humility:
    8. The humble pursuit of self-knowledge
    9. The humble pursuit of respect for persons

  • Author

    Jeanine Grenberg, St Olaf College, Minnesota

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