Kant's Metaphysics of Morals: A Critical Guide (Cambridge Critical Guides)
By: Lara Denis (editor)Hardback
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Immanuel Kant's Metaphysics of Morals (1797), containing the Doctrine of Right and Doctrine of Virtue, is his final major work of practical philosophy. Its focus is not rational beings in general but human beings in particular, and it presupposes and deepens Kant's earlier accounts of morality, freedom and moral psychology. In this volume of newly-commissioned essays, a distinguished team of contributors explores the Metaphysics of Morals in relation to Kant's earlier works, as well as examining themes which emerge from the text itself. Topics include the relation between right and virtue, property, punishment, and moral feeling. Their diversity of questions, perspectives and approaches will provide new insights into the work for scholars in Kant's moral and political theory.
Lara Denis is Professor of Philosophy at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, USA. She is author of Moral Self-Regard: Duties to Oneself in Kant's Moral Theory (2001) and editor of a supplemented edition of Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (2005).
Acknowledgements; List of contributors; Citation method; Introduction; 1. Kant's Metaphysics of Morals: the history and significance of its deferral Manfred Kuehn; 2. Reason, desire, and the will Steven Engstrom; 3. Justice without virtue Katrin Flikschuh; 4. Kant's innate right as a rational criterion for human rights Otfried Hoffe; 5. Intelligible possession of objects of choice B. Sharon Byrd; 6. Punishment, retribution, and the coercive enforcement of right Allen W. Wood; 7. Moral feelings in the Metaphysics of Morals Paul Guyer; 8. What is the enemy of virtue? Jeanine Grenberg; 9. Freedom, primacy, and perfect duties to oneself Lara Denis; 10. Duties to and regarding others Robert N. Johnson; 11. Duties regarding animals Patrick Kain; 12. Kant's Tugendlehre as normative ethics Thomas E. Hill, Jr; Bibliography.
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