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Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy

Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy

by J. B. Schneewind
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ISBN-13: 9780199576678
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/08/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

J. B. Schneewind is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He has studied at Cornell and Princeton and has taught at Chicago, Yale, Princeton, Hunter, Stanford, Leicester, Halle, Helsinki, and Johns Hopkins. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has been Chair of the Board of the Americal Philosopical Association and was awarded a Quinn Prize for Distinguished Service.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xvi

Part I Theory

1 Moral Knowledge and Moral Principles 3

Part II Victorian Matters

2 First Principles and Common-Sense Morality in Sidgwick's Ethics 21

3 Moral Problems and Moral Philosophy in the Victorian Period 42

Part III On the Historiography of Moral Philosophy

4 Moral Crisis and the History of Ethics 65

5 Modern Moral Philosophy: From Beginning to End? 84

6 No Discipline, No History: The Case of Moral Philosophy 107

7 Teaching the History of Moral Philosophy 127

Part IV Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Moral Philosophy

8 The Divine Corporation and the History of Ethics 149

9 Natural Law 170

10 The Misfortunes of Virtue 176

11 Voluntarism and the Foundations of Ethics 202

12 Hume and the Religious Significance of Moral Rationalism 222

Part V On Kant

13 Why Study Kant's Groundwork? 239

14 Autonomy, Obligation, and Virtue: An Overview of Kant's Moral Philosophy 248

15 Kant and Stoic Ethics 277

16 Toward Enlightenment: Kant and the Sources of Darkness 296

17 Kantian Unsocial Sociability: Good Out of Evil 319

Part VI Moral Psychology

18 The Active Powers 343

Part VII Afterword

19 Sixty Years of Philosophy in a Life 405

Bibliography J. B. Schneewind 425

Name Index 433

Subject Index 43

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