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Universalizability and Self-Improvement

Robert N. Johnson

in Self-Improvement: An Essay in Kantian Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599349
eISBN:
9780191731556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599349.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Formula of the Universal Law of Nature is perhaps the most well-known version of the Categorical Imperative. This chapter sets out the author’s understanding of this Formula and explains in ... More


Organizing Academic Repression: The California Plan

John McCumber

in The Philosophy Scare: The Politics of Reason in the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226396385
eISBN:
9780226396415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396415.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The paradigm that has emerged has serious philosophical problems. To understand its quick victory in academia, attention to political factors is in order. After pointing out some of its conceptual ... More


‘The end of all human action’/‘The final object of all my conduct’: Aristotle and Kant on the Highest Good

Robert B. Louden

in The Highest Good in Aristotle and Kant

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198714019
eISBN:
9780191782244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714019.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter uses Aristotle’s and Kant’s positions on the highest good as a difficult test case to defend the thesis that their moral theories share more in common with each other than contemporary ... More


Cosmology: The Science of Rays

Ruth Glasner

in Gersonides: A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Philosopher-Scientist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198735861
eISBN:
9780191799822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735861.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Having robbed the Aristotelian divine science of its primacy, Gersonides endeavours to develop an alternative ‘divine science’ that would accord with his belief that the world was created. The ... More


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