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How Duties Follow from the Categorical Imperative

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:
10.1093/0199285721.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Kant recognizes that even if one accepts the humanity formulation as a basic moral principle, there is a further task of applying the principle to derive more specific categories of duties. Kant ... More


The Nature of and Need for a Metaphysic of Morals: An Analysis of the Preface of GMS

Henry E. Allison

in Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691531
eISBN:
9780191731808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691531.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the Preface of the Groundwork. Its main focus is on Kant’s argument for the necessity of a metaphysics of morals, that is, an a priori moral philosophy. Kant claims that such a ... More


Universal Practical Philosophy and Popular Moral Philosophy

Henry E. Allison

in Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691531
eISBN:
9780191731808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691531.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines two major challenges to Kant’s project of providing the foundation for a future metaphysics of morals: the Wolffian universal practical philosophy and the popular moral ... More


Kant’s Tugendlehre as Normative Ethics

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/9780199692002.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reviews, highlights, and raises questions about themes in Kant’s Doctrine of Virtue, Part II of The Metaphysics of Morals. In a wide ranging discussion it comments briefly on the topics ... More


Kantian Constructivism as Normative Ethics

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/9780199692002.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What would Kantian constructivism be like as a normative (not metaethical) theory that focused on ethical, not political questions? This chapter first reviews conceptions of the normative/metaethical ... More


Is the Good Will Reading Just Too Hard to Swallow?

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:
10.1093/0199285721.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Despite the evidence for the good will reading of the humanity formulation, many readers will find it unpalatable. It may seem that if good will is the end in itself, then the humanity formulation ... More


The Critique of Judgement

R. Kevin Hill

in Nietzsche's Critiques

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199285525
eISBN:
9780191700354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285525.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter defends Kant's claim that aesthetic and teleological judgments are both differing types of what he calls reflective judgements. It discusses that Nietzsche's reading of the Critique of ... More


In Defence of Human Dignity:Comments on Kant and Rosen

Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This response to Michael Rosen addresses several of the objections that he raises: (1) The alleged neglect of dignity among contemporary philosophers. (2) The indeterminacy of the idea of dignity and ... More


God as the Good

Robert Merrihew Adams

in Finite and Infinite Goods: A Framework for Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153712
eISBN:
9780199869381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153715.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the book's central theses about the nature of the Good: that God is the Good itself, the definitive standard of excellence, occupying roughly the role assigned to the Form of ... More


The Institutions of the Intellect, or Spirit contra Kant

Larry Sommer McGrath

in Making Spirit Matter: Neurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226699790
eISBN:
9780226699967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226699967.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Contestations over the intellect's role in science, spirit, and selfhood came to the fore at the turn of the twentieth century. The chapter focuses on neo-Kantian thought, which was cultivated in The ... More


Kant on Responsibility for Consequences

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:
10.1093/0198238347.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moves beyond time‐worn debates as to whether we can determine what we ought to do independently of the predicted consequences. Rather, the questions concern moral blame and liability for the bad ... More


Treating Humanity as an End

Steven Sverdlik

in Motive and Rightness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594948
eISBN:
9780191725401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594948.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Another version of Kant's Categorical Imperative is the Formula of Humanity. This is investigated with regard to its treatment of the deontic relevance of motives. The portion of the formula ... More


Kant’s Principles of Moral Constructivism

Kenneth R. Westphal

in How Hume and Kant Reconstruct Natural Law: Justifying Strict Objectivity without Debating Moral Realism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198747055
eISBN:
9780191809200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747055.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The centrality of principles in Kant’s moral philosophy is examined: what is distinctively ‘Kantian’ about them, why Kant presents—in a special, ‘Critical’ sense—a ‘metaphysical’ system of moral ... More


Applying Kant’s Ethics: The Role of Anthropology*

Robert B. Louden

in Kant’s Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768714
eISBN:
9780190267599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768714.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the relationship between Kant’s ethics and anthropology—views which changed over the years. The prevailing attitude was that the empirical study of anthropology had had no ... More


Duties and Choices in Philanthropic Giving: Kantian Perspectives

Thomas E Hill Jr

in The Ethics of Giving: Philosophers' Perspectives on Philanthropy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190648879
eISBN:
9780190648909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190648879.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay explains Kant’s general duty of beneficence and addresses the objections that as interpreted here the principle is too anemic (Cummiskey), that it requires us devalue our own happiness ... More


allowed, disallowed1

Thomas Schestag

in Hölderlin's Philosophy of Nature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474454155
eISBN:
9781474484923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454155.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The contribution discusses poetic licence in Hölderlin’s poem Der Rhein, in relation to Kant’s reflections on a law of permission (Erlaubnisgesetz) in his introduction to the Metaphysics of Morals. ... More


From A to B: On “Critique and Morals”

Karl Ameriks

in Kantian Subjects: Critical Philosophy and Late Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198841852
eISBN:
9780191881435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841852.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter gives an account of the transition from Kant’s publishing of the first edition (“A”) of his Critique of Pure Reason and his decision to focus on the topic of morals by suddenly writing a ... More


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