Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals / Edition 1

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals / Edition 1

by Immanuel Kant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019875180X

ISBN-13: 9780198751809

Pub. Date: 04/03/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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.

Author Biography: Allen Wood is Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor at Stanford University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198751809
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/03/2003
Series:
Oxford Philosophical Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,068,617
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Immanuel Kant: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

  • Preface
    First Section:Transition from the Common Rational Moral Cognition to the Philosophical Moral Cognition
    Second Section:Transition from Popular Moral Philosophy to the Metaphysics of Morals
    Third Section:Transition from the Metaphysics of Morals to the Critique of Pure Practical Reason

Appendix A: Immanuel Kant, “An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?” (1784)

Appendix B: From Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason (1788)

Appendix C: From Immanuel Kant, “On the Common Saying: ‘This May Be True in Theory, but It Does Not Apply in Practice’” (1793)

Appendix D: From Immanuel Kant, Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone (1793, 1794)

Appendix E: From Immanuel Kant, Metaphysics of Morals (1797)

Appendix F: From a Letter from Johann Gottlieb Fichte to Karl Leonhard Reinhold (1795)

Appendix G: From Friedrich von Schiller and Wolfgang von Goethe, Xenian (1796)

Appendix H: From Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Lectures on the History of Philosophy (1831)

Appendix I: From Henry Sidgwick, The Methods of Ethics (1907)

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