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Conclusion

Thom Brooks

in Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625741
eISBN:
9780748652532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625741.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. This book has argued for a systematic reading of Hegel's Philosophy of Right. This reading is both consistent with Hegel's own ... More


: On the Very Idea of a Propensity to Evil

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay analyzes Kant's attempt to ground radical evil, understood as the root of all moral evil, in the concept of finite rational agency. Kant is seen as holding that such evil consists in a ... More


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


Humility and Epistemic Goods

Robert C. Roberts and W. Jay Wood

in Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives from Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199252732
eISBN:
9780191719288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252732.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some of the most interesting works in virtue ethics are the detailed, perceptive treatments of specific virtues and vices. This chapter aims to develop such work as it relates to intellectual virtues ... More


Review of Karl Marx, by Allen W. Wood

G. A. Cohen

Jonathan Wolff (ed.)

in Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149004
eISBN:
9781400848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149004.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter reviews Karl Marx, by Allen W. Wood. The book is divided into five parts: Alienation, Historical Materialism, Marxism and Morality, Philosophical Materialism, and The Dialectical Method. ... More


Personal Values and Setting Oneself Ends

Thomas E. Hill

in Human Welfare and Moral Worth: Kantian Perspectives

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252633
eISBN:
9780191597695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252637.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The focus here is on what individuals value and pursue when considered apart from moral considerations. Personal values are contrasted with various kinds of moral values, but the central question is ... More


Professional Realism, 1912–1956

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Of equal importance as the development of pragmatism and instrumentalism, although more narrowly and professionally focused, was the development of realism, a view that argued for the independent ... More


On Reconciling the Transcendental Turn and Kant’s Idealism

Karl Ameriks

in Kant's Elliptical Path

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199693689
eISBN:
9780191745584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693689.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter starts from a distinction between Kant's ‘transcendental turn’, as a positive theory about the pure and objective but immanent structures of experience, and the additional metaphysical ... More


Duties To and Regarding Ourselves 1

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/9780199599349.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

What is the difference between having a duty to a person and a duty merely regarding them? It would be nice if Kantians could say that we have a duty to a person to do something just in case they ... More


Self-Respect 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/9780199599349.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

If there is a case to be made for an obligation of self-improvement, it will likely need to appeal to some elements of the so-called Humanity formulation of the Categorical Imperative. It is argued ... More


On What We Cannot Improve in Others

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/9780199599349.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

If the thesis proposed is correct, we owe it to ourselves to develop our abilities. But don’t we owe this to others as well? Kant himself argued ‘no’ on the grounds that perfecting another is quite ... 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


Introduction

Samuel J. Kerstein

in How to Treat Persons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692033
eISBN:
9780191748813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692033.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides background both for the book’s development of Kantian normative principles, including a constraint on treating others merely as means and a command to respect the dignity of ... More


Death, Dignity, and Respect

Samuel J. Kerstein

in How to Treat Persons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692033
eISBN:
9780191748813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692033.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Philosophers attracted to Kantian ethics have followed Kant himself in focusing on the Formula of Humanity (FH) as a basis for specifying what we are morally required to do. At bottom, FH commands us ... More


Introduction: Advancing the Enlightenment

Nicholas Tampio

in Kantian Courage: Advancing the Enlightenment in Contemporary Political Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823245000
eISBN:
9780823250707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245000.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book begins by raising the question of how political progressives may find or construct a language for contemporary political circumstances. The chapter draws an analogy between the religious ... More


Religion and Responsibility

Tyler Roberts

in Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147521
eISBN:
9780231535496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147521.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter aims to present philosophy as a practice of responsibility that takes from religion resources for expressing and clarifying such responsibility. Building on the works of Heidegger and ... More


Respect and Value

Derek Parfit

in On What Matters: Volume One

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199572809
eISBN:
9780191809866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199572809.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a philosophical discussion of respect and value. It begins by considering Immanuel Kant's argument that every rational being...must always be regarded as an end...and is an ... More


On Humanity as an End in itself

Samuel Scheffler

in On What Matters: Volume Two

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199572816
eISBN:
9780191809873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199572816.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter outlines a philosophical discussion of Immanuel Kant's insistence that we should treat humanity as an end in itself. It responds to Allen Wood's claim that the ‘most definitive form’ of ... More


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