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Author Wood, Allen W, author
Title Kant's ethical thought / Allen W. Wood
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  B2799.E8 W59 1999    AVAILABLE    30560400022403
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  170.92 K134wo 1999    AVAILABLE    30500100958977
Descript xxiv, 436 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Modern European philosophy
Modern European philosophy
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-418) and index
Citations -- Formulas and propositions -- Table of duties of virtue -- An Enlightenment moralist -- Human equality -- Morality and human nature -- Kant's ethical writings -- The structure of this book -- Metaphysical Foundations -- Common rational moral cognition -- Grounding ethical theory -- The good will -- Acting from duty -- Moral worth and maxims -- Respect for law -- Rational will and imperatives -- The will -- A priori practical principles -- Hypothetical imperatives -- Assertoric imperatives -- Categorical imperatives -- The formula of universal law -- Objective practical principles -- The derivation of FUL and FLN -- Applying FLN: suicide -- False promises and converted deposits -- Rusting talents -- Refusing to help -- The problems with FUL -- Exceptional behavior and self-preference -- The formula of humanity as end in itself -- Ends and determining grounds of the will -- Ends in themselves and existent ends -- Humanity and personality -- Things and persons -- Kant's derivation of FH -- The equal worth of all rational beings -- Applying FH -- The structure of arguments from FH -- The formula of autonomy and the realm of ends -- The ground of obligation -- FA as a moral principle -- The realm of ends -- Freedom and the moral law -- Formulating the moral law -- Anthropological Applications -- The study of human nature -- Practical anthropology -- The difficulty of self-knowledge -- Pragmatic anthropology -- Human history as a natural phenomenon -- Natural teleology -- The history of human nature
"This is a major new study of Kant's ethics that will transform the way students and scholars approach the subject in the future." "Allen Wood argues that Kant's ethical vision is grounded in the idea of the dignity of the rational nature of every human being. Undergoing both natural competitiveness and social antagonism, the human species, according to Kant, develops the rational capacity to struggle against its impulses, toward a human community in which the ends of all are to harmonize and coincide." "This comprehensive study will be of critical importance to students of moral philosophy, the history of ideas, political theory, and religious studies."--Jacket
Subject Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 -- Ethics
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