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Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory: Selected Essays

Andrews Reath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288830
eISBN:
9780191603648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288836.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book contains chapters on various features of Kant's moral psychology and moral theory, with particular emphasis on a conception of rational agency autonomy. The opening chapters explore ... More


Kant's Theory of Moral Sensibility: Respect for the Moral Law and the Influence of Inclination

Andrews Reath

in Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288830
eISBN:
9780191603648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288836.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores two parallel topics in Kant's moral psychology: respect for the moral law as the motive to moral conduct, and the influence of inclinations on the will. It explains some of ... More


God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Mark C. Murphy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

There has been a revival in theistic ethics within mainstream contemporary moral philosophy. The characteristic methodology of this revival is to proceed by asking whether there are features of moral ... More


Moral law

Mark C. Murphy

in God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter provides an account of the nature of moral law. Some philosophers, most notably Anscombe, have held that moral law is a parochial notion, at home only within a very limited subset of ... More


The Moral Law, the Categorical Imperative, and the Reciprocity Thesis

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/9780199691531.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is the first of three chapters dealing with Kant’s attempt to provide a deduction (justification) of the categorical imperative. It suggests that this deduction occurs in stages, involving the ... More


Kant’s Ethics

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/9780691149004.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines Immanuel Kant's ethics, and particularly his views on reason and faith. According to Thomas Aquinas, there were two avenues whereby men could come to possess knowledge: the way ... More


Natural law theory

Mark C. Murphy

in God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is a treatment of standard natural law theory (Aquinas, Finnis, Lisska, MacIntyre), assessed in terms of its adequacy as a theistic explanation of moral law. This chapter argues that ... More


The Origins of Civil Society and the Function of Law

Garrett Barden and Tim Murphy

in Law and Justice in Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592685
eISBN:
9780191595653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592685.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

How did it come about that humans live together in a community? This chapter argues — in contrast to ‘social contract’ approaches — that human society is a spontaneous ordering of the natural ... More


Theistic explanation of moral law

Mark C. Murphy

in God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter defends a particular strategy and set of constraints on an adequate theistic explanation of morality. It claims that God's status in orthodox theism as ultimate explainer of the states ... More


Theological voluntarism

Mark C. Murphy

in God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter is a treatment of divine command theory, or more generally, theological voluntarism (Quinn, Adams, Hare). After describing the trajectory that theological voluntarism has taken in recent ... More


The Deduction of the Categorical Imperative and the Outermost Boundary of Practical 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/9780199691531.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter deals with two issues: (1) Kant’s deduction of the categorical imperative and (2) the bounds of what can be claimed from a practical point of view. The task of the deduction is to ... More


Moral concurrentism

Mark C. Murphy

in God and Moral Law: On the Theistic Explanation of Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693665
eISBN:
9780191732010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693665.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes the case for a moral concurrentist account of moral law and shows how it escapes the difficulties raised against standard natural law theory and theological voluntarism. The ... More


Reason, Humanity, and the Moral Law

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/9780691149004.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter comments on Christine Korsgaard's views on reason, humanity, and moral law in the context of her ethics. In particular, it examines Korsgaard's response to the question inspired by ... More


: Kant's Practical Justification of Freedom

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/9780199647033.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

After providing a brief account of what Kant understands by a practical justification and the various types of it found in his writings, the essay examines the ways in which Kant attempts to provide ... More


‘To the Jews’—Rescue Attempts

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Blake's Jews coinhere with British Druids — who spread war throughout the world. Los's Spectre and Emanation appear as refugees, fleeing from Albion to tell their version of his fall (1). Los ... More


Kant and Commitment

Galen Strawson

in Freedom and Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247493
eISBN:
9780191594830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers Kant's theory of freedom. Kant thinks that our experience of being subject to the Moral Law has the consequence that we cannot help experiencing ourselves as truly, radically ... More


Hooker and the Moral Life

A. J. Joyce

in Richard Hooker and Anglican Moral Theology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199216161
eISBN:
9780191739248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216161.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of Hooker's ‘law of reason’ and the account that he gives of how human beings come to the knowledge of what is good. This leads to a discussion of the ... More


Independence

Karl Ameriks

in Kant's Theory of Mind: An Analysis of the Paralogisms of Pure Reason

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238973
eISBN:
9780191597022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238975.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter concerns human freedom, a topic that Kant remarkably struck from the list of main topics in rational psychology, although right before the Critique, he had given it pride of place. ... More


The Norms of Morality are not Commands? Manfred Moritz's Theory: ‘Genuine’ and ‘Inauthentic’ Commands and Compliance

Hans Kelsen

in General Theory of Norms

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198252177
eISBN:
9780191681363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198252177.003.0040
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The failure to distinguish between a norm and a statement about the validity of a norm, and so between morality and ethics, also leads to the wholly indefensible claim that the norms of morality are ... More


Imperatives in Greek Ethics

Nicholas White

in Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250593
eISBN:
9780191598661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250592.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

A common theme in the historiography of Greek ethics says that modern ethics is characterized by imperative notions such as ‘duty’—and with a Judeo‐Christian notion of imperatives or commands issued ... More


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