Kant's Impure Ethics

Kant's Impure Ethics : From Rational Beings to Human Beings

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This is the first book-length study in any language to examine in detail and critically assess the second part of Kant's ethics-an empirical, impure part, which determines how best to apply pure principles to the human situation. Drawing attention to Kant's under-explored impure ethics, this revealing investigation refutes the common and long-standing misperception that Kants ethics advocates empty formalism. Making detailed use of a variety of Kantian texts never before translated into English, author Robert B. Louden reassesses the strengths and weaknesses of Kantian ethics as a whole, once the second part is re-admitted to its rightful place within Kant's practical philosophy.show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 157.5 x 229.1 x 18.5mm | 421.85g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Twenty-Eighth.
  • 0195160304
  • 9780195160307
  • 891,805

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"Anyone interested in investigating the empirical aspects of Kant's ethics will need to consult Louden and Wood. They both present richly detailed portrayals and discuss many themes."-International Philosophical Quarterlyshow more

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