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Kant's <I>Lectures on Ethics</I>
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  • 1 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 309 pages
  • Size: 229 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.48 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9781108454155)

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This is the first book devoted to an examination of Kant's lectures on ethics, which provide a unique and revealing perspective on the development of his views. In fifteen newly commissioned essays, leading Kant scholars discuss four sets of student notes reflecting different periods of Kant's career: those taken by Herder (1762–4), Collins (mid-1770s), Mrongovius (1784–5) and Vigilantius (1793–4). The essays cover a diverse range of topics, from the relation between Kant's lectures and the Baumgarten textbooks, to obligation, virtue, love, the highest good, freedom, the categorical imperative, moral motivation and religion. Together they provide the reader with a deeper and fuller understanding of the evolution of Kant's moral thought. The volume will be of interest to a range of readers in Kant studies, ethics, political philosophy, religious studies and the history of ideas.

Contents

Foreword J. B. Schneewind; Introduction Lara Denis and Oliver Sensen; Part I. The Sources: 1. Kant's lectures on ethics and Baumgarten's moral philosophy Stefano Bacin; 2. Herder: religion and moral motivation Patrick R. Frierson; 3. Collins: Kant's proto-critical position Manfred Kuehn; 4. Mrongovius II: a supplement to the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Jens Timmermann; 5. Vigilantius: morality for humans Robert B. Louden; Part II. Practical Philosophy: 6. Ancient insights in Kant's conception of the highest good Stephen Engstrom; 7. Kant's history of ethics Allen W. Wood; 8. Moral obligation and free will Oliver Sensen; 9. The elusive story of Kant's permissive laws B. Sharon Byrd; 10. On the logic of imputation in the Vigilantius lecture notes Joachim Hruschka; Part III. Ethics: 11. Freedom, ends, and the derivation of duties in the Vigilantius notes Paul Guyer; 12. Proper self-esteem and duties to oneself Lara Denis; 13. Virtue, self-mastery, and the autocracy of practical reason Anne Margaret Baxley; 14. Love Jeanine Grenberg; 15. Love of honor, emulation, and the psychology of the devilish vices Houston Smit and Mark Timmons; Works cited; Index.

Contributors

J. B. Schneewind, Lara Denis, Oliver Sensen, Stefano Bacin, Patrick R. Frierson, Manfred Kuehn, Jens Timmermann, Robert B. Louden, Stephen Engstrom, Allen W. Wood, B. Sharon Byrd, Joachim Hruschka, Paul Guyer, Anne Margaret Baxley, Jeanine Grenberg, Houston Smit, Mark Timmons

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