The Moral Law: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals [NOOK Book]

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Few books have had as great an impact on intellectual history as Kant's The Moral Law. In its short compass one of the greatest minds in the history of philosophy attempts to identify the fundamental principle 'morality' that governs human action. In strikingly fresh, engaging and idiosyncratic prose Kant carries his readers with him as he seeks 'the supreme principle of morality'. Supported by a clear introduction and detailed summary of the argument, this is not only an essential text for students but also the ...
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The Moral Law: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

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Overview

Few books have had as great an impact on intellectual history as Kant's The Moral Law. In its short compass one of the greatest minds in the history of philosophy attempts to identify the fundamental principle 'morality' that governs human action. In strikingly fresh, engaging and idiosyncratic prose Kant carries his readers with him as he seeks 'the supreme principle of morality'. Supported by a clear introduction and detailed summary of the argument, this is not only an essential text for students but also the perfect introduction for any reader who wishes to encounter at first hand the mind of one of the finest and most influential thinkers of all time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136750687
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,289,988
  • File size: 757 KB

Table of Contents

1 The approach to moral philosophy 8
2 Outline of a metaphysic of morals 17
3 Outline of a critique of practical reason 37
Groundwork of the metaphysic of morals 53
1 Passage from ordinary rational knowledge of morality to philosophical 63
2 Passage from popular moral philosophy to a metaphysic of morals 79
3 Passage from a metaphysic of morals to a critique of pure practical reason 127
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