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Immanuel Kant's Moral Theory

Immanuel Kant's Moral Theory


  • Date Published: April 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521369084
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  • This book, sure to become a standard reference work, is a comprehensive, lucid, and systematic commentary on Kant's practical (or moral) philosophy. Kant is arguably the most important moral philosopher of the modern period. Using as nontechnical a language as possible, Professor Sullivan offers a detailed, authoritative account of Kant's moral philosophy - including his ethical theory, his philosophy of history, his political philosophy, his philosophy of religion, and his philosophy of education - and demonstrates the historical, Kantian origins of such important notions as 'autonomy', 'respect for persons', 'rights', and 'duties'. An invaluable resource, this book will be extremely useful to advanced undergraduates, graduates, and professional philosophers alike.

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    'Sullivan writes in the light of Kant's entire writings on action, reason and morality and includes accounts of the philosophy of religion, of history and of politics. He does so in a way that is clear and definite with a sequence and balance of topics that seems to me very good … there is no other book in English that offers such a comprehensive, broadly accurate yet accessible treatment.' Onora O'Neill, University of Essex

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    04th Apr 2016 by IAMBENBEN

    The author seems to be very well informed and yes i would read this work over and over. seems to be rich in formation

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521369084
    • length: 432 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The context for Kant's moral philosophy
    Part I. The Nature of Morality:
    3. The nature of human action
    4. Prudence: taking care of our own interests
    5. Morality: living autonomously
    6. Morally obligatory ends
    7. The defense of morality
    8. The primacy of morality
    Part II. The Moral Norm for Persons:
    9. Moral character: part I
    10. Moral character: part II
    Part III. The Norm for Moral Judgment:
    11. The categorical imperative
    12. The formula of autonomy or of universal law: part I
    13. The formula of autonomy or of universal law: part II
    14. The formula of respect for the dignity of persons
    15. The formula of legislation for a moral community
    Part IV. Kant on History, Politics, and Religion:
    16. Autonomy and the state
    17. Civil justice and republicanism
    18. Kant's philosophy of religion
    1. Kant's two-viewpoints doctrine
    2. Kant's philosophy of moral education.

  • Author

    Roger J. Sullivan, University of South Carolina

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