Kant's Metaphysics of Morals: Interpretative Essays

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This is the only book devoted entirely to The Metaphysics of Morals. Seventeen essays by leading contemporary Kant scholars cover such topics as Kant's views on rights, punishment, contract, practical reasoning, revolution, freedom, virtue, legislation, happiness, moral judgement, love, respect, duties to oneself, and motivation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198250104
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/20/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Mark Timmons is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
1 The Final Form of Kant's Practical Philosophy 1
2 Kant's Deductions of the Principles of Right 23
3 Which Imperatives for Right? On the Non-Prescriptive Character of Juridical Laws in Kant's Metaphysics of Morals 65
4 A Kantian Justification of Possession 89
5 Kant's Theory of Contract 111
6 Is Kant's Rechtslehre a 'Comprehensive Liberalism'? 133
7 Whence Public Right? The Role of Theoretical and Practical Reasoning in Kant's Doctrine of Right 159
8 Kantian Desires: Freedom of Choice and Action in the Rechtslehre 185
9 Revolution, Contradiction, and Kantian Citizenship 209
10 Punishment, Conscience, and Moral Worth 233
11 Motive and Rightness in Kant's Ethical System 255
12 The Inner Freedom of Virtue 289
13 Happiness as a Natural End 317
14 Instituting Principles: Between Duty and Action 331
15 Self-Legislation and Duties to Oneself 349
16 Duties to Oneself, Motivational Internalism, and Self-Deception in Kant's Ethics 371
17 Love and Respect in the Doctrine of Virtue 391
Bibliography 409
Index 439
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