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The Blackwell Guide to Kant's Ethics. Edition No. 1. Blackwell Guides to Great Works

  • ID: 5225292
  • Book
  • March 2009
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Through a collection of new, previously unpublished essays, The Blackwell Guide to Kant’s Ethics addresses diverse topics crucial to our understanding of Kant's moral philosophy and its implications for the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
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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).


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Thomas E. Hill, Jr. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
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