Kants Metaphysics of Morals: Interpretative Essays

Paperback | February 1, 2002

EditorMark Timmons

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Studies of Kant's moral and political philosophy have increasingly focused on his last major work in ethics, The Metaphysics of Morals. This work is here discussed in seventeen essays by leading contemporary Kant scholars, most of them specially written for this volume. They cover a broadrange of topics, including Kant's views on rights, punishment, contract, practical reasoning, revolution, freedom, virtue, legislation, happiness, moral judgement, love, respect, duties to oneself, and motivation. This is the only book devoted entirely to The Metaphysics of Morals and is not just a landmark in Kant studies but also a significant contribution to contemporary moral and political philosophy.

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Studies of Kant's moral and political philosophy have increasingly focused on his last major work in ethics, The Metaphysics of Morals. This work is here discussed in seventeen essays by leading contemporary Kant scholars, most of them specially written for this volume. They cover a broadrange of topics, including Kant's views on rig...

Mark Timmons is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.88 inPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Allen Wood: The Final Form of Kant's Practical Philosophy2. Paul Guyer: Kant's Deductions of the Principles of Right3. Marcus Willaschek: Which Imperatives for Right? On the Non-Prescriptive Character of Juridicial Laws in Kant's Metaphysics of Morals4. Kenneth Westphal: A Kantian Justification of Possession5. Sharon Byrd: Kant's Theory of Contract6. Thomas W. Pogge: Is Kant's Rechtslehre Comprehensive?7. Bernd Ludwig: Whence Public Right? The Role of Theoretical and Practical Reasoning in Kant's Doctrine of Right8. Katrin Flikschuh: Kantian Desires: Freedom of Choice and Action in the Rechtslehre9. Sarah Williams Holtman: Revolution, Contradiction, and Kantian Citizenship10. Thomas E. Hill, Jr.: Punishment, Conscience, and Moral Worth11. Mark Timmons: Motive and Rightness in Kant's Ethical System12. Stephen Engstrom: The Inner Freedom of Virtue13. Robert N. Johnson: Happiness as a Natural End14. Onora O'Neill: Instituting Principles: Between Duty and Action15. Andrews Reath: Self-Legislation and Duties to Oneself16. Nelson Potter: Duties to Oneself, Motivational Internalism, and Self-Deception in Kant's Ethics17. Marcia Baron: Love and Respect in the Doctrine of VirtueBibliography, Index

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"An extremely valuable book . Anyone interested in Kant's practical philosophy will certainly want wo learn from it. The Book is not only an invaluable contribution to Kant scholarship. It is also important reading for all those who are looking for philosophical resources to address moral problems
of today."--Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews