Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

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Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant's own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. Kant argues that every human being is an end in himself or herself, never to be used as a means by others, and that moral obligation is an expression of the human capacity for autonomy or self-government. This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor, together with an introduction by Christine M. Korsgaard that examines and explains Kant's argument.
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 11mm | 205g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521626951
  • 9780521626958
  • 254,641

Table of contents

Section I: Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition; Section II: Transition from popular moral philosophy to metaphysics of morals; Section III: Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason.
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"This is a good translation of Kant's historically important though brief essay on the foundation of moral theory. Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students." Choice "The new translation by the late Mary Gregor of Kant's classic work on moral theory ought to become the standard edition for both ethics and Kant courses." Ethics
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