Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals

Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals

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The Metaphysics of Morals is Kant's final major work in moral philosophy. In it, he presents the basic concepts and principles of right and virtue and the system of duties of human beings as such. The work comprises two parts: the Doctrine of Right concerns outer freedom and the rights of human beings against one another; the Doctrine of Virtue concerns inner freedom and the ethical duties of human beings to themselves and others. Mary Gregor's translation, lightly revised for this edition, is the only complete translation of the entire text, and includes extensive annotation on Kant's difficult and sometimes unfamiliar vocabulary. This edition includes numerous new footnotes, some of which address controversial aspects of Gregor's translation or offer alternatives. Lara Denis's introduction sets the work in context, explains its structure and themes, and introduces important interpretive debates. The volume also provides thorough guidance on further reading including online resources.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 152 x 227 x 15mm | 510g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1107451353
  • 9781107451353
  • 284,266

Table of contents

Introduction Lara Denis; Chronology Lara Denis; Further reading Lara Denis; Translator's note on the text Mary Gregor; The Metaphysics of Morals: Part I. Metaphysical First Principles of the Doctrine of Right; 1. Private right; 2. Public right; Part II. Metaphysical First Principles of the Doctrine of Virtue: 1. Doctrine of the elements of ethics; 2. Doctrine of the methods of ethics; Index.
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About Immanuel Kant

Lara Denis is Professor of Philosophy at Agnes Scott College, Georgia.
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