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The Metaphysics of Morals is a 1797 work of political and moral philosophy by Immanuel Kant.
The work is divided into two main parts, the Rechtslehre and the Tugendlehre. Mary Gregor's translation explains these German terms as, respectively, "The Doctrine of Right, which deals with the rights that people have or can acquire, and the Doctrine of Virtue, which deals with the virtues they ought to acquire."

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The Metaphysics of Morals

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Overview

The Metaphysics of Morals is a 1797 work of political and moral philosophy by Immanuel Kant.
The work is divided into two main parts, the Rechtslehre and the Tugendlehre. Mary Gregor's translation explains these German terms as, respectively, "The Doctrine of Right, which deals with the rights that people have or can acquire, and the Doctrine of Virtue, which deals with the virtues they ought to acquire."

The Doctrine of Virtue develops further Kant's ethical theory, which Kant first laid out in the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. Kant particularly emphasizes treating humanity as an end in itself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781304242419
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 8/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 853,159
  • File size: 428 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Further reading
Translator's note on the text
Part I Metaphysical first principles of the doctrine of right 1
I Private right 37
II Public right 87
Part II Metaphysical first principles of the doctrine of virtue 139
I Doctrine of the elements of ethics 171
II Doctrine of the methods of ethics 221
Index 235
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