Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals / Edition 1

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Overview

Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant's own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor, together with an introduction by Christine M. Korsgaard that examines and explains Kant's argument.

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"This is a good translation of Kant's historically important though brief essay on the foundation of moral theory. Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students." Choice

"The new translation by the late Mary Gregor of Kant's classic work on moral theory ought to become the standard edition for both ethics and Kant courses." Ethics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521626958
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition; Section II: Transition from popular moral philosophy to metaphysics of morals; Section III: Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason.

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    Great Text!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2005

    Read it - subject to principle of volition

    The Groundwork is one of the most accessible of Kant's works and essential reading for serious student of moral philosophy. Kant sought to identify our commonsense conceptions of morality, what these commit us to (both in terms of our reasoning and our moral deliberations) and how they can be justified without reference to an external lawmaker. Not that this is an anti-religious work by any means, I mean simply that one of Kant's greatest achievements was his ability to construct a (albeit flawed) system in which morality is grounded in our nature as free, rational agents in a deterministic world. Far simpler and shorter than the Critiques, the Groundwork neatly packages the bulk of Kant's ethical theory and is an excellent introduction to his writings. I would however recommend the H.J Paton translation as being the most useful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2000

    A great introduction

    A wonderful, cogent introduction to Kant's philosophy, GMM offers a view to the charm and - yes - humor of Kant's subtle style.

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