Fundamental Principles Of The Metaphysic Of Morals

Fundamental Principles Of The Metaphysic Of Morals

by Kant Immanuel

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Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals
by Immanuel Kant translated by Thomas Kingsmill Abbott

"The Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals or Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (German: Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten, 1785), Immanuel Kant's first contribution to moral philosophy, argues for an a priori basis for morality. Where the Critique of Pure Reason laid out Kant's metaphysical and epistemological ideas, this relatively short, primarily meta-ethical, work was intended to outline and define the concepts and arguments shaping his future work The Metaphysics of Morals. However, the latter work is much less read than the Groundwork."

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BN ID: 2940012681539
Publisher: Apps Publisher
Publication date: 04/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 651 KB

About the Author

"Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 - 12 February 1804) was an 18th-century German philosopher from the Prussian city of Konigsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe and of the late Enlightenment.

Immanuel Kant was born in 1724 in Konigsberg, as the fourth of nine children (five of them reached adulthood). He was baptized as 'Emanuel' but later changed his name to 'Immanuel' after he learned Hebrew. He spent his entire life in and around his hometown, the capital of East Prussia at that time, never traveling more than a hundred miles from Konigsberg. His father Johann Georg Kant (1682-1746) was a German craftsman from Memel, at the time Prussia's most northeastern city (now Klaipeda, Lithuania). His mother Anna Regina Porter (1697-1737), born in Nuremberg, was the daughter of a Scottish saddle/harness maker. In his youth, Kant was a solid, albeit unspectacular, student. He was raised in a Pietist household that stressed intense religious devotion, personal humility, and a literal interpretation of the Bible. Consequently, Kant received a stern education - strict, punitive, and disciplinary - that favored Latin and religious instruction over mathematics and science."

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