John Ladd has made extensive revisions to his original translation of this work, which now comprises the first part of Kant's Metaphysics of Morals in its entirety. In addition to numerous emendations occasioned by the publication in 1986 of a critical edition of the German text, this new edition reinstates those passages abridged in the previous edition: Kant's discussion of contracts, marriage and the family. In a supplementary Introduction written for this edition, Ladd comments on issues raised by the new material, such as the relevance of Kant's conception of marriage to his view of the status of women. An updated bibliography, glossary, and index are also provided.
German philosopher Kant's (1724-1804) nde der Rechtslehre/> has been given several English titles, including the Philosophy of Law and the Doctrine of Right. It discusses contracts, marriage, and family. Ladd (philosophy, Brown U.) revises his translation from some 40 years ago based on secondary scholarship since then, and new German editions, especially those reinstating material abridged in earlier ones. Paper edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)