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Teleology, Rational Faith, and Context Dependence

Alexander Kaufman

in Welfare in the Kantian State

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294672
eISBN:
9780191599637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294670.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

If a society is to realize a rightful civil condition, the metaphysical principles of right specified in the Rechtslehre must be embodied in positive legislation. Kant's account of teleological ... More


Non‐Human Animals, Humanity, and the Kingdom of Ends

Richard Dean

in The Value of Humanity in Kant's Moral Theory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199285723
eISBN:
9780191603938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285721.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A strategy developed by Thomas E. Hill Jr. — that of using the kingdom of ends as a moral constructivist device for deliberating about specific moral questions — is adopted as a further interpretive ... More


The Form and Matter of the Categorical Imperative

Paul Guyer

in Kant's System of Nature and Freedom: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273461
eISBN:
9780191706196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273461.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter regiments Kant's various formulations of the categorical imperative in the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals by arguing that the two different versions of what Kant describes as ... More


Respect, Dignity, and the Kingdom of Ends

David Cummiskey

in Kantian Consequentialism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195094534
eISBN:
9780199833146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195094530.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

There are many versions of Kantian ethics and even more supposedly Kantian objections to Consequentialism. By considering three of the more sweeping and influential objections, we shall see that ... More


The Dignity of Persons: Kant, Problems, and a Proposal

Thomas E. Hill Jr.

in Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199692002
eISBN:
9780191741241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692002.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is it to treat someone as a person with dignity? There are no doubt some descriptive criteria for "treating a person as a person," but the idea of dignity implies something more. Drawing from ... More


A Kantian Perspective on Moral Rules

Thomas E. Hill

in Respect, Pluralism, and Justice: Kantian Perspectives

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238348
eISBN:
9780191597688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238347.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Sets the stage for subsequent discussions by sketching a deliberative framework drawn from a combination of Kant's formulations of the Categorical Imperative. Ideas of willing universal laws, ... More


Morality and Happiness

Kelly James Clark and Andrew Samuel

in Evidence and Religious Belief

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603718
eISBN:
9780191729287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603718.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

Social contract theorists offer well-developed answers to the question ‘Why Be Moral?’. According to social contract theories of morality, right and wrong are constituted by the agreement among ... More


A Kantian Case for Our Obligations to the Other Animals

Christine M. Korsgaard

in Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198753858
eISBN:
9780191815416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753858.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When we act rationally, we treat things that are good for us as if they were good absolutely. We choose to pursue them, and demand that others respect our choices, thus treating ourselves as ends in ... More


Creating the Kingdom of Ends

Christopher J. Insole

in Kant and the Creation of Freedom: A Theological Problem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677603
eISBN:
9780191757068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677603.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter drills down on an aspect of Kant’s transcendental idealism that has not received much attention: specifically, Kant’s claim that God is not the creator of appearances, and that space is ... More


The Ethics of Idealization

W. J. Mander

in Idealist Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748892
eISBN:
9780191811548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748892.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In common discourse, ‘idealists’ are those who believe in, pursue, or aspire to the highest standards, principles, and purposes. It might be objected that ‘idealism’ in this popular sense is ... More


Kant’s Conjecturalism

Richard Eldridge

in Images of History: Kant, Benjamin, Freedom, and the Human Subject

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190605322
eISBN:
9780190605346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605322.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter surveys Kant’s main writings in the philosophy of history to establish that Kant conceives of philosophy as an ongoing critical, bootstrapping practice of getting clearer about the ... More


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