Practice Of Moral Judgment / Edition 1

Practice Of Moral Judgment / Edition 1

by Barbara Herman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674697189

ISBN-13: 9780674697188

Pub. Date: 02/01/1996

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Barbara Herman argues for a radical shift in the way we perceive Kant's ethics. She convincingly reinterprets the key texts, at once allowing Kant to mean what he says while showing that what Kant says makes good moral sense. She urges us to abandon the tradition that describes Kantian ethics as a deontology, a moral system of rules of duty. She finds the central

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Barbara Herman argues for a radical shift in the way we perceive Kant's ethics. She convincingly reinterprets the key texts, at once allowing Kant to mean what he says while showing that what Kant says makes good moral sense. She urges us to abandon the tradition that describes Kantian ethics as a deontology, a moral system of rules of duty. She finds the central idea of Kantian ethics not in duty but in practical rationality as a norm of unconditioned goodness. This book both clarifies Kant's own theory and adds programmatic vitality to modern moral philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674697188
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Note on Sources

1. On the Value of Acting from the Motive of Duty

2. Integrity and Impartiality

3. Mutual Aid and Respect for Persons

4. The Practice of Moral judgment

5. What Happens to the Consequences?

6. Murder and Mayhem

7. Moral Deliberation and the Derivation of Duties

8. Obligation and Performance

9. Agency, Attachment, and Difference

10. Leaving Deontology Behind

Credits

Index

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