Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals


  • Release: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780300128154
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Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important texts in the history of ethics. In it Kant searches for the supreme principle of morality and argues for a conception of the moral life that has made this work a continuing source of controversy and an object of reinterpretation for over two centuries. This new edition of Kant’s work provides a fresh translation that is uniquely faithful to the German original and more fully annotated than any previous translation. There are also four essays by well-known scholars that discuss Kant’s views and the philosophical issues raised by the Groundwork. J.B. Schneewind defends the continuing interest in Kantian ethics by examining its historical relation both to the ethical thought that preceded it and to its influence on the ethical theories that came after it; Marcia Baron sheds light on Kant’s famous views about moral motivation; and Shelly Kagan and Allen W. Wood advocate contrasting interpretations of Kantian ethics and its practical implications.

Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals

Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals


  • Release: 1993-06-15
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 92 page
  • ISBN: 9781603844529
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This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous consequences.

Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals  Third Edition

Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals Third Edition


  • Release: 1993-03-12
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 92 page
  • ISBN: 087220166X
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This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay “Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns” in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous consequences.

Immanuel Kant  Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Immanuel Kant Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals


  • Release: 2011-02-03
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 198 page
  • ISBN: 9781139494328
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Published in 1785, the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most powerful texts in the history of ethical thought. In this book, Immanuel Kant formulates and justifies a supreme principle of morality that issues universal and unconditional moral commands. These commands receive their normative force from the fact that rational agents autonomously impose the moral law upon themselves. As such, they are laws of freedom. This volume contains the first facing-page German-English edition of Kant's Groundwork. It presents an authentic edition of the German text and a carefully revised version of Mary Gregor's acclaimed English translation, as well as editorial notes and a full bilingual index. It will be the edition of choice for any student or scholar who is not content with reading this central contribution to modern moral philosophy through the veil of English translation.

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant


  • Release: 2002
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 280 page
  • ISBN: 0415260655
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The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals^ is one of the most important works of moral philosophy ever written, and Kant's most widely read work. It attempts to demonstrate that morality has its foundation in reason and that our wills are free from both natural necessity and the power of desire. It is here that Kant sets out his famous and controversial 'categorical imperative', which forms the basis of his moral theory. This book is an essential guide to the groundwork and the many important and profound claims that Kant raises. The book combines an invaluable introduction to the work offering an exploration of these arguments and setting them in the context of Kant's thinking, along with the complete H.J Paton translation of the work, and a selection of six of the best contemporary commentaries. It is the ideal companion for all students of Kantian ethics and anyone interested in moral philosophy. _ _ _

Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals   With  On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns

Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals With On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns


  • Release: 1993
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 78 page
  • ISBN: 0872201678
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This expanded edition of James Ellington's preeminent translation includes Ellington's new translation of Kant's essay Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous consequences.

Kant s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Kant s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals


  • Release: 2011-10-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 377 page
  • ISBN: 9780199691531
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Henry E. Allison presents a comprehensive commentary on Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (1785). Allison pays special attention to the structure of the work and its historical and intellectual context. He argues that, despite its relative brevity, the Groundwork is the single most important work in modern moral philosophy.