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Fichte's ethics / Michelle Kosch.

Author/Creator:
Kosch, Michelle author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 190 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Fichte, Johann Gottlieb, 1762-1814 -- Ethics.
Summary:
Beginning from a reconstruction of Fichte's theory of rational agency, this volume examines his arguments for the thesis that rational agency must have two constitutive ends: substantive and formal independence. It argues for a novel interpretation of Fichte's conception of substantive independence, and shows how Fichte's account of moral duties is derived from the end of substantive independence on that conception. It also argues for a new interpretation of Fichte's conception of formal independence, and explains why the usual understanding of this end as providing direct guidance for action must be mistaken. It encompasses a systematic reconstruction of Fichte's first-order claims in normative ethics and the philosophy of right.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-187) and index.
ISBN:
0198809662
9780198809661
OCLC:
1007074059
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