The Blackwell Guide to Kant's Ethics

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  • Copyright: 2009-04-20
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Through a collection of new, previously unpublished essays, The Blackwell Guide to Kant's Ethics addresses diverse topics crucial to our understanding of Kant's moral philosophy and its implications for the modern age. Provides a fresh perspective on themes in Kant's moral philosophy Addresses systematically Kant's foundational work, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals and his more specific treatment of justice and virtue in The Metaphysics of Morals Includes essays by both established scholars and rising stars Identifies common misperceptions of Kant's thought and challenges some prevailing interpretations Shows how Kant developed and supplemented his earlier ethical thought with specific discussions of practical issues in law, international relations, personal relations, and self-regarding virtues and vices

Author Biography

Thomas E. Hill, Jr. is Kenan Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  His essays on moral and political philosophy are collected in Autonomy and Self-Respect (1991), Dignity and Practical Reason in Kant’s Moral Theory (1992), Respect, Pluralism, and Justice: Kantian Perspectives (2000), and Human Welfare and Moral Worth: Kantian Perspectives (2002).  With Arnulf Zweig he co-edited a new edition of Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals with extensive notes (2002).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Abbreviations of Kant's Worksp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Basic Themesp. 17
Good Will and the Moral Worth of Acting from Dutyp. 19
The Universal Law Formulasp. 52
The Formula of Humanity as an End in Itselfp. 83
Autonomy and the Kingdom of Endsp. 102
Argument and Critiquep. 119
Deriving the Supreme Moral Principle from Common Moral Ideasp. 121
Why Kant Needs the Second-Person Standpointp. 138
Justice: Private, Public, and International Rightp. 159
Kant on Law and Justicep. 161
Kant on Punishmentp. 179
Kant's Vision of a Just World Orderp. 196
Virtue: Love, Respect, and Duties to Oneselfp. 209
Beneficence and Other Duties of Love in The Metaphysics of Moralsp. 211
Duties to Oneself, Duties of Respect to Othersp. 229
Retrospectivep. 253
Reflections on the Enduring Value of Kant's Ethicsp. 255
Indexp. 265
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