Kant's Impure Ethics: From Rational Beings to Human Beings

Kant's Impure Ethics: From Rational Beings to Human Beings

By: Robert B. Louden (author)Paperback

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This is the first book-length study in any language to examine in detail and critically assess the second part of Kant's ethics-an empirical, impure part, which determines how best to apply pure principles to the human situation. Drawing attention to Kant's under-explored impure ethics, this revealing investigation refutes the common and long-standing misperception that Kants ethics advocates empty formalism. Making detailed use of a variety of Kantian texts never before translated into English, author Robert B. Louden reassesses the strengths and weaknesses of Kantian ethics as a whole, once the second part is re-admitted to its rightful place within Kant's practical philosophy.

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Preface ; INTRODUCTION ; Chapter 1. What is Impure Ethics? ; FIELDS OF IMPURITY ; Chapter 2. Education ; Chapter 3. Anthropology ; Chapter 4. Art and Religion ; Chapter 5. History ; CONCLUSION ; Chapter 6. Saved by Impurity? ; References ; Index

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  • publication date: 01/11/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780195160307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9780195160307
  • weight: 414
  • ISBN10: 0195160304

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