Fundamental Principles Of The Metaphysics Of Morals

Fundamental Principles Of The Metaphysics Of Morals

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by Immanual Kant
     
 

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How should human beings behave toward one another? How must we behave? One of the most influential thinkers of the Western civilization, a man who profoundly shaped the mind-set of the modern world, Immanuel Kant developed his "Categorical Imperative" as a philosophical proof of the "Golden Rule," and in this 1873 essay, he elaborates upon and defends his…  See more details below

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How should human beings behave toward one another? How must we behave? One of the most influential thinkers of the Western civilization, a man who profoundly shaped the mind-set of the modern world, Immanuel Kant developed his "Categorical Imperative" as a philosophical proof of the "Golden Rule," and in this 1873 essay, he elaborates upon and defends his understanding of the logical underpinnings of all human morality.

Essential reading for anyone seeking an appreciation of modern philosophy, this is an intriguing and provocative work exploring the intersection of morality and reason.

German metaphysician IMMANUEL KANT (1724-1804) served as a librarian of the Royal Library, a prestigious government position, and as a professor at Königsberg University. His other works include Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime (1764), Critique of Pure Reason (1781), and Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785).

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ISBN-13:
9781451590968
Publisher:
CreateSpace
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.23(d)

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Immanuel Kant asks and also answers the most difficult questions about how we ethically perform, act, and behave. He imposes that whatever act you commit you should take into consideration the question, what if my act became a universal law? Would it benefit all of mankind or just me? He also distinguishes the difference between a categorical imperative and a hypothetical one. All of this alludes to the laws that have been handed down towards us to construct the fundamentals of morality as we should know it.