Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy

Paperback | January 17, 2010

byJ. B. Schneewind

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J. B. Schneewind presents a selection of his published essays on ethics, the history of ethics and moral psychology, together with a new piece offering an intellectual autobiography. The volume ranges across the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries: it includes Schneewind's earlyanti-foundationalist 'Moral Knowledge and Moral Principles', the classic 'The Misfortunes of Virtue', and other early essays on Kant's relation to pre-Kantian moral philosophy; also a long piece on 'The Active Powers', and Schneewind's own interpretation of Kant's moral philosophy. These writingsprovide excellent introductions to Schneewind's two long books, and supplement them in important ways.

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J. B. Schneewind presents a selection of his published essays on ethics, the history of ethics and moral psychology, together with a new piece offering an intellectual autobiography. The volume ranges across the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries: it includes Schneewind's earlyanti-foundationalist 'Moral Knowledge and Mo...

J. B. Schneewind is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He has studied at Cornell and Princeton and has taught at Chicago, Yale, Princeton, Hunter, Stanford, Leicester, Halle, Helsinki, and Johns Hopkins. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has been Chair of the Board of the Americal Phi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:January 17, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Theory1. Moral Knowledge and Moral PrinciplesPart II: Victorian Matters2. First Principles and Common Sense Morality in Sidgwick's Ethics3. Moral Problem and Moral Philosophy in the Victorian PeriodPart III: On the Historiography of Moral Philosophy4. Moral Crisis and the History of Ethics5. Modern Moral Philosophy: From Beginning to End?6. No Discipline, No History: The Case of Moral Philosophy7. Teaching the History of Moral PhilosophyPart IV: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Moral Philosophy8. The Divine Corporation and the History of Ethics9. Natural Law10. The Misfortune of Virtue11. Voluntarism and the Foundations of Ethics12. Hume and the Religious Significance of Moral RationalismPart V: On Kant13. Why Study Kant's Groundwork?14. Autonomy, Obligation and Virtue15. Kant and Stoic Ethics16. Towards Enlightenment17. Kant on Unsocial SociabilityPart VI: Moral Psychology18. The Active PowersPart VII: Afterword19. Sixty Years of Philosophy in a LifeJ. B. Schneewind: Bibliography