Practical Philosophy

Practical Philosophy

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This 1997 book was the first English translation of all of Kant's writings on moral and political philosophy collected in a single volume. No other collection competes with the comprehensiveness of this one. As well as Kant's most famous moral and political writings, the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, the Critique of Practical Reason, the Metaphysics of Morals, and Toward Perpetual Peace, the volume includes shorter essays and reviews, some of which have never been translated before. The volume has been furnished with a substantial editorial apparatus including translator's introductions and explanatory notes to each text by Mary Gregor, and a general introduction to Kant's moral and political philosophy by Allen Wood. There is also an English-German and German-English glossary of key terms.
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  • Hardback | 708 pages
  • 160 x 235 x 47mm | 1,197g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521371031
  • 9780521371032
  • 1,965,870

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This is the first English translation of all of Kant's writings on moral and political philosophy collected in a single volume. No other collection competes with the comprehensiveness of this one. As well as Kant's most famous moral and political writings, the Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, the Critique of Practical Reason, the Metaphysics of Morals, and Toward Perpetual Peace, the volume includes shorter essays and reviews, some of which have never been translated before. The translation of the Metaphysics of Morals by Mary Gregor appears in a new edition to conform to the guidelines of the Cambridge Edition and to reflect some widely accepted textual emendations adopted in a recent German edition of that work. The volume has been furnished with a substantial editorial apparatus including translators' introductions and explanatory notes to each text, and a general introduction to Kant's moral and political philosophy by Allen Wood. There is also an English-German and German-English glossary of key terms.
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Table of contents

1. Review of Schulz's Attempt at an Introduction to a Doctrine of Morals for all Human Beings Regardless of Different Religions (1783); 2. An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment? (1784); 3. On the wrongfulness of unauthorized publication of books (1785); 4. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785); 5. Kraus' Review of Ulrich's Eleutheriology (1788); 6; Critique of Practical Reason (1788); 7. On the common saying: that may be correct in theory, but it is of no use in practice (1793); 8. Toward Perpetual Peace (1795); 9. The Metaphysics of Morals (1797); 10. On a Supposed Right to Lie From Philanthropy (1797).
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'... beautifully produced and contains a wealth of editorial material of scholarly, historical, and philosophical kinds.' British Journal of the History of Philosophy "This volume of the comprehensive Cambridge Edition of Kant's works contains excellent translations of all of Kant's main and minor writings on moral and political philosophy." Aaron Fellbaum, Philosophy in Review
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