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An Introduction to Kant's Ethics - Roger J. Sullivan

An Introduction to Kant's Ethics

Paperback Published: 28th November 1994
ISBN: 9780521467698
Number Of Pages: 192

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This is the most up-to-date, brief and accessible introduction to Kant's ethics available. It approaches the moral theory via the political philosophy, thus allowing the reader to appreciate why Kant argued that the legal structure for any civil society must have a moral basis. This approach also explains why Kant thought that our basic moral norms should serve as laws of conduct for everyone. The volume includes a detailed commentary on Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant's most widely studied work of moral philosophy. The book complements the author's much more comprehensive and systematic study Immanuel Kant's Moral Theory (Cambridge, 1989), a volume that has received the highest critical praise. With its briefer compass and non-technical style this new introduction should help to disseminate the key elements of one of the great modern philosophies to an even wider readership.

A beginning: KantÆs political theory
The categorical imperative: the ultimate norm of morality
The formula of autonomy or of universal law
The formula of respect for the diginity of persons
The formula of legislation for a moral community
The limits of the categorical imperative
Morality and prudence (Foundations 2)
Moral character
Living under the moral law
The defense of morality (Foundations 3)
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ISBN: 9780521467698
ISBN-10: 0521467691
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th November 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.27