Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals / Edition 2

Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals / Edition 2

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Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals / Edition 2

Published in 1785, Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant's own words, its aim is to identify and corroborate the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. He argues that human beings are ends in themselves, never to be used by anyone merely as a means, and that universal and unconditional obligations must be understood as an expression of the human capacity for autonomy and self-governance. As such, they are laws of freedom. This volume contains Mary Gregor's acclaimed translation of the work, sympathetically revised by Jens Timmermann, and an accessible, updated introduction by Christine Korsgaard.

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ISBN-13: 9781107401068
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/19/2012
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 161,516
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the revised edition; Introduction; Chronology; Further reading; Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals; Preface; 1. Transition from common to philosophical moral rational cognition; 2. Transition from popular moral philosophy to the metaphysics of morals; 3. Transition from the metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason; Notes; Selected glossary; Index.

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