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Kant and the Absolute Prohibition against Lying

Thomas L. Carson

in Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577415
eISBN:
9780191722813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577415.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

In several works, Kant claims that lying is always wrong, no matter what. He is probably the most well‐known defender of an absolute prohibition against lying in the history of Western philosophy. ... More


Rigorism and the New Kant

Robert B. Pippin

in Interanimations: Receiving Modern German Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259659
eISBN:
9780226259796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259796.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines several recent attempts to interpret Kant in the light of two classic objections to his moral philosophy: the “rigorism” objection (the charge that Kant’s view of moral duty ... More


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