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Kant's Theory of Freedom - Henry E. Allison

Kant's Theory of Freedom

Paperback Published: 4th February 1991
ISBN: 9780521387088
Number Of Pages: 320

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In his new book the eminent Kant scholar Henry Allison provides an innovative and comprehensive interpretation of Kant's concept of freedom. The author analyzes the concept and discusses the role it plays in Kant's moral philosophy and psychology. He also considers in full detail the critical literature on the subject from Kant's own time to the present day. In the first part Professor Allison argues that at the center of the Critique of Pure Reason there is the foundation for a coherent general theory of rational agency. The second part employs this account of rational agency as a key to understanding Kant's concept of moral agency and associated moral psychology. The third part focuses on Kant's attempt to ground both moral law and freedom in the Groundwork and the Critique of Practical Reason. This is a major contribution to the interpretation of Kant which will be of special interest to scholars and graduate students of Kant's moral theory.

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'Allison has already established himself as one of the leading Kant interpreters of our time ... The book is marked by originality of interpretation, by persuasiveness and sound judgement, and thus I expect the book to become an absolute standard in the field for the next generation.' Jonathan Lear, Yale University

Note on sources and key to abbreviations and translations
Freedom and Rational Agency in the Critique of Pure Reason
The third antinomy
Empirical and intelligible character
Practical and transcendental freedom
Two alternative interpretatuions
Moral Agency and Moral Phycology
Rational and agency and autonomy
Duty, inclination, and respect
Wille, Wilkur, and Gesinnung
Radical evil
Virtue and holiness 10. The classical objections
The Justification of Morality and Freedom
The reciprocity thesis
The deduction in Groundwork III
The fact of reason and the deduction of freedom
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ISBN: 9780521387088
ISBN-10: 0521387086
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 4th February 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.47