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Immanuel Kant's Moral Theory

Immanuel Kant's Moral Theory

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  • Date Published: February 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521369084
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  • This comprehensive, lucid, and systematic commentary on Kant's practical (or moral) philosophy is sure to become a standard reference work. Kant is arguably the most important moral philosopher of the modern period, yet, prior to this detailed study, there have been no attempts to treat all of his work in this area in a single volume. Using as nontechnical a language as possible, the author offers a detailed, authoritative account of Kant's moral philosophy, including his ethical theory, his philosophy of history, his political philosophy, his philosophy of religion, and his philosophy of education. He also demonstrates the historical, Kantian origins of such important notions as "autonomy," "respect for others," "rights," and "duties."

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    "...it provides a framework within which individual works can be located and some helpful guidance through their complexities. One might wish that it could be a reader's first introduction to Kant's moral theory." Mary Gregor, San Diego State University, in Review of Metaphysics

    "Perhaps even more effectively than Kant himself, Roger J, Sullivan attempts to carry out Kant's project of moral self-understanding...Kant seems to have found a new voice in this extraordinarily lucid commentary...a fairly comprehensive account of the whole of Kant's practical philosophy which is both readable and intellectually challenging. Sullivan's expository style successfully illuminates aspects of Kant's moral philosophy that would typically be overshadowed by excessive criticism and well intentioned attempts to reconstruct a more acceptable reading. This is a remarkable achievement and one suspects that this work will become a standard reference for students of Kant's moral theory for some time to come." Peter P. Cvek, The Review of Politics

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    04th Apr 2016 by IAMBENBEN

    The author seems to be very well informed and yes i would read this work over and over. seems to be rich in formation

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    • Date Published: February 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521369084
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The context for Kant's moral philosophy
    Part I. The Nature of Morality:
    3. The nature of human action
    4. Prudence: taking care of our own interests
    5. Morality: living autonomously
    6. Morally obligatory ends
    7. The defense of morality
    8. The primacy of morality
    Part II. The Moral Norm for Persons:
    9. Moral character: part I
    10. Moral character: part II
    Part III. The Norm for Moral Judgment:
    11. The categorical imperative
    12. The formula of autonomy or of universal law: part I
    13. The formula of autonomy or of universal law: part II
    14. The formula of respect for the dignity of persons
    15. The formula of legislation for a moral community
    Part IV. Kant on History, Politics, and Religion:
    16. Autonomy and the state
    17. Civil justice and republicanism
    18. Kant's philosophy of religion
    Appendixes:
    1. Kant's two-viewpoints doctrine
    2. Kant's philosophy of moral education.

  • Author

    Roger J. Sullivan, University of South Carolina

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