- 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
Notes on Contributors.
Abbreviations of Kant’s Works.
Introduction: Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
Part I: Basic Themes.
1. Good Will and the Moral Worth of Acts from Duty: Robert N. Johnson (the University of Missouri).
2. The Universal Law Formulas: Richard Galvin (Texas Christian University).
3. The Formula of Humanity as an End in Itself: Richard Dean (the American University of Beirut).
4. Autonomy and the Kingdom of Ends: Sarah Holtman (the University of Minnesota).
Part II: Argument and Critique.
5. Deriving the Supreme Moral Principle from Common Moral Ideas: Samuel J. Kerstein (the University of Maryland).
6. Why Kant Needs the Second-Person Standpoint: Stephen Darwall (Yale University).
Part III: Justice: Private, Public, and International Right.
7. Kant on Law and Justice: Arthur Ripstein (the University of Toronto).
8. Kant on Punishment: Nelson Potter (the University of Nebraska-Lincoln).
9. Kant’s Vision of a Just World Order: Thomas Pogge (Yale University; the Oslo University Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN).
Part IV: Virtue: Love, Respect, and Duties to Oneself.
10. Beneficence and Other Duties of Love in The Metaphysics of Morals: Marcia Baron (Indiana University) and Melissa Seymour Fahmy (the University of Georgia).
11. Duties to Oneself, Duties of Respect to Others: Allen Wood (Indiana University).
Part V: Retrospective.
12. Reflections on the Enduring Value of Kant’s Ethics: Arnulf Zweig (City University of New York).