The Blackwell Guide to Kant's Ethics

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Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 12, 2009 - Philosophy - 288 pages
Through a collection of new, previously unpublished essays, The Blackwell Guide to Kant’s Ethics addresses diverse topics crucial to our understanding of Kant's moral philosophy and its implications for the modern age.
  • Provides a fresh perspective on themes in Kant’s moral philosophy
  • Addresses systematically Kant’s foundational work, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals and his more specific treatment of justice and virtue in The Metaphysics of Morals
  • Includes essays by both established scholars and rising stars
  • Identifies common misperceptions of Kant's thought and challenges some prevailing interpretations
  • Shows how Kant developed and supplemented his earlier ethical thought with specific discussions of practical issues in law, international relations, personal relations, and self-regarding virtues and vices
 

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Contents

Part I Basic Themes
17
Part II Argument and Critique
119
Part III Justice Private Public and International Right
159
Part IV Virtue Love Respect and Duties to Oneself
209
Part V Retrospective
253
Index
265
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Thomas E. Hill, Jr. is Kenan Professor of Philosophy at the University of Borth Carolina, Chapel Hill. His essays on moral and political philosophy are collected in Autonomy and Self-Respect (1991), Dignity and Practical Reason in Kant's Moral Theory (1992), Respect, Pluralism, and Justice: Kantian Perspectives (2000), and Human Welfare and Moral Worth: Kantian Perspectives (2002). With Arnulf Zweig he co-edited a new edition of Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals with extensive notes (2002).

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