Kant, Schopenhauer and Morality: Recovering the Categorical Imperative

Hardcover | December 1, 2011

byM. 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.  

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.05 inPublished:December 1, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage: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