Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (Google eBook)

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Broadview Press, Apr 11, 2005 - Philosophy - 209 pages
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Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, first published in 1785, is still one of the most widely read and influential works of moral philosophy. This Broadview edition combines a newly revised version of T.K. Abbott's respected translation with material crucial for placing the Groundwork in the context of Kant's broader moral thought. A varied selection of other ethical writings by Kant on subjects including our moral duties, fundamental principles of justice, the concept of happiness, and the relation of morality to religion are included, along with important criticisms of Kant's ethics by Fichte, Schiller, Hegel, and Sidgwick.
  

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"Here, then, we see philosophy put in fact in a precarious position, which is to be firm even though there is nothing in heaven or on earth from which it depends or on which it is based." (AK 4:425) I ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Introduction
11
A Brief Chronology
43
A Note on the Text
45
GROUNDWORK FOR THE METAPHYSICS OF MORALS
47
Immanuel KantAn Answer to the QuestionWhat isEnlightenment? 1784
119
From Immanuel Kant Critique of Practical Reason 1788
127
From Immanuel Kant On the Common Saying This May Be True in Theory but It Does Not Apply in Practice 1793
141
From Immanuel Kant Metaphysics of Morals 1797
153
From a Letter from Johann Gottlieb Fichte to Karl Leonhard Reinhold 1795
175
From Friedrich von Schiller and Wolfgang von Goethe Xenian 1796
177
From Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Lectures on the History of Philosophy 1831
179
From Henry SidgwickThe Methods of Ethics 1907
181
Suggested Reading
189
Index
195
Copyright

From Immanuel KantReligion within the Limits o fReason Alone 1793 1794
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About the author (2005)

Lara Denis is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Ethics Program at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She is the author of Moral Self-Regard: Duties to Oneself in Kant's Moral Theory (2001) and many articles on Kant's ethics.

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