The Highest Good in Aristotle and Kant

Hardcover | June 14, 2015

EditorJoachim Aufderheide, Ralf M. Bader

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The notion of the highest good used to occupy a primary role in ethical theorising, but has largely disappeared from the contemporary landscape. The notion was central to both Aristotle's and Kant's ethical theories, however - a surprising observation given that their approaches to ethics arecommonly conceived as being diametrically opposed. The essays in this collection provide a comprehensive treatment of the highest good in Aristotle and Kant and show that, even though there are important differences in terms of content, there are also important similarities in terms of thestructural features of Aristotle's and Kant's value theories. By carefully analysing Aristotle's and Kant's theories of the highest good, a team of experts in the field shed light on their respective ethical theories and highlight the richness, complexity, and fruitfulness of the notion of thehighest good.

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The notion of the highest good used to occupy a primary role in ethical theorising, but has largely disappeared from the contemporary landscape. The notion was central to both Aristotle's and Kant's ethical theories, however - a surprising observation given that their approaches to ethics arecommonly conceived as being diametrically op...

Joachim Aufderheide studied Philosophy, Greek, and Latin at the Universities of Gottingen and St Andrews. He received his PhD from St Andrews for a thesis on pleasure in Plato and Aristotle in 2011. Since then he works as lecturer in philosophy at King's College London. Ralf M. Bader is a Fellow of Merton College and Associate Professo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Dorothea Frede: Determining the good in action: wish, deliberation, and choice2. Joachim Aufderheide: The content of happiness: a new case for theoria3. David Charles: Aristotle on the highest good: a new approach4. Christopher Shields: The summum bonum in Aristotle's Ethics: fractured goodness5. Robert Louden: The end of all human action / The final object of all my conduct6. Stephen Engstrom: The complete object of practical knowledge7. Rachel Barney: The inner voice: Kant on conditionality and god as cause8. Ralf M. Bader: Kant's theory of the highest good9. David Sussman: The highest good: who needs it?10. Jens Timmermann: Why some things must remain unknown: Kant on faith, moral motivation and the highest goodIndex