Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

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Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important texts in the history of ethics. In it Kant searches for the supreme principle of morality and argues for a conception of the moral life that has made this work a continuing source of controversy and an object of reinterpretation for over two centuries.

This new edition of Kant's work provides a fresh translation that is uniquely faithful to the German original and more fully annotated than any previous translation. There are also four essays by well-known scholars that discuss Kant's views and the philosophical issues raised by the Groundwork. J.B. Schneewind defends the continuing interest in Kantian ethics by examining its historical relation both to the ethical thought that preceded it and to its influence on the ethical theories that came after it; Marcia Baron sheds light on Kant's famous views about moral motivation; and Shelly Kagan and Allen W. Wood advocate contrasting interpretations of Kantian ethics and its practical implications.

Author Biography: Allen Wood is Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor at Stanford University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300094879
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Series: Rethinking the Western Tradition
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 361,620
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lara Denis is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Ethics Program at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She is the author of Moral Self-Regard: Duties to Oneself in Kant’s Moral Theory (2001) and many articles on Kant’s ethics.

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