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Kant's Impure Ethics : From Rational Beings to Human Beings - Robert B. Louden

Kant's Impure Ethics

From Rational Beings to Human Beings

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780195130416
Number Of Pages: 272

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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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"Anyone interested in investigating the empirical aspects of Kant's ethics will need to consult Louden and Wood. They both present richly detailed portrayals and discuss many themes."--International Philosophical Quarterly

Preface Part IIntroduction Chapter 1.: What is Impure Ethics? Part IIFields of Impurity Chapter 2.: Education Chapter 3.: Anthropology Chapter 4.: Art and Religion Chapter 5.: History Part IIIConclusion Chapter 6.: Saved by Impurity? References Index

ISBN: 9780195130416
ISBN-10: 0195130413
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.58