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Kant's Ethical Thought

Kant's Ethical Thought

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Part of Modern European Philosophy

  • Date Published: August 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521648363

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  • This is a major new study of Kant's ethics that will transform the way students and scholars approach the subject in the future. Allen Wood argues that Kant's ethical vision is grounded in the idea of the dignity of the rational nature of every human being. He focuses for the first time on the central role played in Kant's ethical theory by the value of rational nature as an end in itself. In addition, he shows the importance of Kant's systematic theory of human nature and history, and its implications for the structure, formulation, and application of Kant's moral principles.

    • Kant is widely studied so books on him always do well
    • Allen Wood is one of the preeminent Kant scholars and has an international reputation especially as one of the co-editors of the Cambridge Kant edition
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    "Wood provides very good analysis of specific arguments and, though his central approach may be faulted, he has produced an interesting book that can be read with considerable profit." Choice

    "This is a very well balanced book that adds significantly to the understanding of Kant's philosophy. Wood's arguments are sound and the goals he sets to himself are legitimate. He presents us with a new and important interpretation of Kant's ethical thought." The Thomist

    "Aleen Wood's interpretation is very clear" Canadian Journal of Philosophy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521648363
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Metaphysical Foundations:
    1. Common rational moral cognition
    2. Rational will and imperatives
    3. The formula of universal law
    4. The formula of humanity as end in itself
    5. The formula of autonomy and the realm of ends
    Part II. Anthropological Applications:
    6. The study of human nature
    7. The history of human nature
    8. Human inclinations and affections
    9. The historical vocation of morality

  • Author

    Allen W. Wood, Yale University, Connecticut

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