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Author Kim, Halla, 1964-, author
Title Kant and the foundations of morality / Halla Kim
Imprint Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2015]
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Descript xxxiv, 285 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index
"In Kant and the Foundations of Moralilty, Halla Kim explores the leading themes in Kant's philosophical ethics from a structural-methodological lens to highlight the activities of reason vis-à-vis the blind forces of brute nature. Basing the study on Kant's short, but monumental, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Kim also draws on other major writings by Kant and his critics. Kim shows that philosophical ethics, as Kant conceived it, must capture the gist of the ineluctable, inescapable, and irreducible freedom we strive to exemplify in our practical lives. Viewed this way, the moral law is none other than the law of the will determining itself. It is the law of the self-activity of the will. Contending that the concepts and doctrines in Kant's ehtics should be understood as an ethics of the self-activity of the will, Kim argues that the categorical imperative is the particular way this moral law is addressed to finite rational being." - provided by the publisher
Subject Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804
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