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Kant's ethics [electronic resource] : the good, freedom, and the will / John Silber.

Author/Creator:
Silber, John, 1926-2012.
Publication:
Boston : De Gruyter, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (380 p.)
Subjects:
Ethics, Modern.
Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Kant's Ethics: The Good, Freedom, and the Will is a systematic examination of Kant's ethics that recognizes the central importance of the good in relation to duty as forming a unified whole, in accordance with Kant's intent. The Enlightenment, by undermining the religious foundations of morality, prompted Kant to offer a new foundation for ethics based not on religion but on reason. The first chapter provides the context of Kant's ethics and explains the criteria by which to select views that are authoritative among Kant's variety of statements. With these criteria for interpretation in hand, the book attempts a systematic account of Kant's ethics as he developed it over a period of more than 40 years. Kant's Ethics includes an analysis of the tripartite nature of the will in its dynamic unity and the relation of the will to the good. An appendix, "Kant at Auschwitz," briefly considers a serious problem for Kant's political philosophy that follows from his insistence on obeying civil authority.
Contents:
The context of Kant's ethics
The Copernican revolution in ethics : the good reexamined
Kant's doctrine of will
The moral good and the natural good
The highest good as the material object of moral volition
The highest good as immanent and as transcendent
The moral task : the embodiment of the highest good
Kant's procedural formalism, or, the role of judgment in Kant's procedural formalism
The role of judgment in the embodiment of the highest good
Summary and assessment
Appendix. Kant at Auschwitz.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-85792-8
1-61451-074-1
1-61451-075-X
OCLC:
796384423
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781614510741 doi
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