Significance and System: Essays on Kant's Ethics by Mark TimmonsSignificance and System: Essays on Kant's Ethics by Mark Timmons

Significance and System: Essays on Kant's Ethics

byMark Timmons

Hardcover | May 12, 2017

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Significance and System: Essays on Kant's Ethics brings together central lines of thought in Mark Timmons's work on Kant's moral theory. The first part of the book concerns the interpretation and justification of the categorical imperative in which Timmons argues for a "differential roles"interpretation of the categorical imperative, according to which distinct formulations of this principle play different roles in the overall economy of Kant's ethics. In addition he offers a detailed interpretation of the analytic/synthetic distinction in Kant's ethics that plays a central role inKant's justification of his supreme moral principle. In the second part, Timmons addresses questions about the relation between motive and rightness, arguing, for example, that contemporary Kantians have misunderstood that relation. This part also examines Kant's attempt in the Doctrine of Virtue toground a system of ethical duties in the categorical imperative. In part three, Timmons turns to issues in Kant's psychology of moral evil, including the psychology of the devilish vices. Throughout Timmons combines interpretive insight with a critical eye in interpreting and criticizing Kant'sethical thought.
Mark Timmons is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Disputed Moral Issues, Third Edition (OUP 2013; 1842 paperback copies); Kant's Metaphysics of Morals (OUP 2002; 688 paperback copies); and Morality without Foundations (OUP 1998, 509 paperbakc copies). He is co-editor of, Kant on Practical Justifi...
Title:Significance and System: Essays on Kant's EthicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 12, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190203366

ISBN - 13:9780190203368

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