Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals / Immanuel Kant ; translated and edited by Mary Gregor and Jens Timmermann ; with an introduction by Christine M. Korsgaard.
By: Kant, Immanuel.
Contributor(s): Gregor, Mary J [translator,, editor.] | Timmermann, Jens [translator,, editor.].Series: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012Edition: Revised edition / translation revised by Jens Timmermann.Description: xliv, 87 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107401068.Uniform titles: Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten. English Subject(s): Ethics -- Early works to 1800DDC classification:
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: Preface to the revised edition; Introduction; Chronology; Further reading; Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals; Preface; 1. Transition from common to philosophical moral rational cognition; 2. Transition from popular moral philosophy to the metaphysics of morals; 3. Transition from the metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason; Notes; Selected glossary; Index.
"Published in 1785, Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant's own words, its aim is to identify and corroborate the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. He argues that human beings are ends in themselves, never to be used by anyone merely as a means, and that universal and unconditional obligations must be understood as an expression of the human capacity for autonomy and self-governance. As such, they are laws of freedom. This volume contains Mary Gregor's acclaimed translation of the work, sympathetically revised by Jens Timmermann, and an accessible, updated introduction by Christine Korsgaard"-- Provided by publisher.
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