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Immanuel Kant's Metaphysics of Morals (1797), containing the Doctrine of Right and Doctrine of Virtue, is his final major work of practical philosophy. Its focus is not rational beings in general but human beings in particular, and it presupposes and deepens Kant's earlier accounts of morality, freedom, and moral psychology. In this volume of newly-commissioned essays, a distinguished team of contributors explores the Metaphysics of Morals in relation to Kant's earlier works, as well as examining themes which emerge from the text itself. Topics include the relation between right and virtue, property, punishment, and moral feeling. Their diversity of questions, perspectives and approaches will provide new insights into the work for scholars in Kant's moral and political theory.
Table of Contents
|List of contributors|
|Kant's Metaphysics of Morals: the history and significance of its deferral|
|Reason, desire, and the will|
|Justice without virtue|
|Kant's innate right as a rational criterion for human rights|
|Intelligible possession of objects of choice|
|Punishment, retribution, and the coercive enforcement of right|
|Moral feelings in the Metaphysics of Morals|
|What is the enemy of virtue?|
|Freedom, primacy, and perfect duties to oneself|
|Duties to and regarding others|
|Duties regarding animals|
|Kant's Tugendlehre as normative ethics|
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