Kant, Schopenhauer and Morality: Recovering the Categorical Imperative

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

byMark Thomas Walker

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Addressing the perennial question: why should we be moral? this book argues that we can only give a truly and morally satisfying answer to that question by radically reconfiguring our conception of the self and the way it relates to others.

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Addressing the perennial question: why should we be moral? this book argues that we can only give a truly and morally satisfying answer to that question by radically reconfiguring our conception of the self and the way it relates to others.

MARK (aka Joss) WALKER has been a permanent lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK since 1991, before which he taught at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, Thames Polytechnic, England, and the University of Keele, England.  
Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.73 × 6.26 × 1.32 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230282601

ISBN - 13:9780230282605

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: A Great Reversal?
PART I: HOW KANT FAILED TO JUSTIFY HIS CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE
Justifying Morality
Groundwork 3 - An Enigmatic Text
The Second Critique
Groundwork 2 -
Rational Nature as an End-in-itself?
PART II: HOW KANT SHOULD HAVE JUSTIFIED HIS CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE
Introduction: Reconstructing Groundwork 3
From Rational Agency to Freedom
From Freedom to the Non-Phenomenal
FromNon-Phenomenality toUniversality
The Identity of Persons
Recovering the Categorical Imperative
Bibliography
Index