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Community And Progress In Kant S Moral Philosophy

Author : Kate A. Moran
ISBN : 9780813219523
Genre : Philosophy
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The text draws on a wide range of Immanuel Kant's writings, including his texts on moral and political philosophy and his lectures on ethics, pedagogy, and anthropology. Though the book is grounded in an analysis of Kant's writing, it also puts forward the novel claim that Kant's theory is centrally concerned with the relationships we have in our day-to-day lives.

Community And Moral Progress In Kant

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In response to critics who claim that Kant's ethics is undesirably individualistic, I argue that social institutions and relationships play a central role in Kant's moral philosophy. In the first place, I argue, the best way to understand Kant's idea of the highest good---the ultimate end of moral action---is as a kind of ethical community, similar to the realm of ends. Second, I argue, Kantian agents have a duty to participate in social institutions and relationships because these institutions play an invaluable role in bringing about this goal by fostering moral characters. In separate chapters, I examine three such institutions---moral education, friendship, and participation in civil society.

Cultivating Personhood Kant And Asian Philosophy

Author : Stephen R. Palmquist
ISBN : 9783110226249
Genre : Philosophy
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Authors from all over the world unite in an effort to cultivate dialogue between Asian and Western philosophy. The papers forge a new, East-West comparative path on the whole range of issues in Kant studies. The concept of personhood, crucial for both traditions, serves as a springboard to address issues such as knowledge acquisition and education, ethics and self-identity, religious/political community building, and cross-cultural understanding. Edited by Stephen Palmquist, founder of the Hong Kong Philosophy Café and well known for both his Kant expertise and his devotion to fostering philosophical dialogue, the book presents selected and reworked papers from the first ever Kant Congress in Hong Kong, held in May 2009. Among others the contributors are Patricia Kitcher (New York City, USA), Günther Wohlfahrt (Wuppertal, Germany), Cheng Chung-ying (Hawaii, USA), Sammy Xie Xia-ling (Shanghai, China), Lau Chong-fuk (Hong Kong), Anita Ho (Vancouver/Kelowna, Canada), Ellen Zhang (Hong Kong), Pong Wen-berng (Taipei, Taiwan), Simon Xie Shengjian (Melbourne, Australia), Makoto Suzuki (Aichi, Japan), Kiyoshi Himi (Mie, Japan), Park Chan-Goo (Seoul, South Korea), Chong Chaeh-yun (Seoul, South Korea), Mohammad Raayat Jahromi (Tehran, Iran), Mohsen Abhari Javadi (Qom, Iran), Soraj Hongladarom (Bangkok, Thailand), Ruchira Majumdar (Kolkata, India), A.T. Nuyen (Singapore), Stephen Palmquist (Hong Kong), Christian Wenzel (Taipei, Taiwan), Mario Wenning (Macau).

Unnecessary Evil

Author : Sharon Anderson-Gold
ISBN : 0791448207
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Demonstrates the systematic connection between Kant's ethics and his philosophy of history.

An Introduction To Kant S Moral Philosophy

Author : Jennifer K. Uleman
ISBN : 9781139484466
Genre : Philosophy
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Immanuel Kant's moral philosophy is one of the most distinctive achievements of the European Enlightenment. At its heart lies what Kant called the 'strange thing': the free, rational, human will. This introduction explores the basis of Kant's anti-naturalist, secular, humanist vision of the human good. Moving from a sketch of the Kantian will, with all its component parts and attributes, to Kant's canonical arguments for his categorical imperative, this introduction shows why Kant thought his moral law the best summary expression of both his own philosophical work on morality and his readers' deepest shared convictions about the good. Kant's central tenets, key arguments, and core values are presented in an accessible and engaging way, making this book ideal for anyone eager to explore the fundamentals of Kant's moral philosophy.

The Categorical Imperative

Author : H. J. Paton
ISBN : 0812210239
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A classic exposition of Kant's ethical thought.

Freedom And Anthropology In Kant S Moral Philosophy

Author : Patrick R. Frierson
ISBN : 1139442112
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Originally published in 2003, this book offers a comprehensive account of Kant's theory of freedom and his moral anthropology. The point of departure is the apparent conflict between three claims to which Kant is committed: that human beings are transcendentally free, that moral anthropology studies the empirical influences on human beings, and that more anthropology is morally relevant. Frierson shows why this conflict is only apparent. He draws on Kant's transcendental idealism and his theory of the will and describes how empirical influences can affect the empirical expression of one's will in a way that is morally significant but still consistent with Kant's concept of freedom. As a work which integrates Kant's anthropology with his philosophy as a whole, this book will be an unusually important source of study for all Kant scholars and advanced students of Kant.

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