Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) [Immanuel Kant, Mary Gregor, Christine M. Korsgaard] on. The Metaphysics of Morals is Kant’s major work in applied moral philosophy in which he Mary Gregor’s translation, revised for publication in the Cambridge Texts in the Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, in Focus. Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato’s This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor.
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Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. Contents Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Limited preview – Request removal from index. Kant’s philosophy focuses attention on the active role of human reason in the process of knowing the world and on its autonomy in giving moral grounddwork. Kant argues that every human being is an end in himself or herself, never to be used as a means by others, and that moral obligation is an expression of the human capacity for autonomy or self-government.
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Cambridge University Press Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason. One way to mitigate the difficulty of Kant’s style without distorting his arguments would be to divide up his elegantly opaque and overly long sentences into “accessible bites” as Francine Groundwoork puts it, in her Kantian Review discussion of recent Groundwork translations.
During the last decade of his philosophical activity, Kant devoted most of his attention to applications of moral philosophy. Perhaps someday Kant’s other marg will be given a similar treatment.
Other books in this series. Kant’s new philosophical approach began to receive attention in through a series of articles in a widely circulated Gottingen journal by the Jena philosopher K.
Untimely Meditations Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Kant saw groundowrk development of reason as a collective possession of the human species, a product of nature working through human history.
In Kant’s own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of mkrals, From the early s onward, Kant was regarded by the coming generation of philosophers as having overthrown all previous systems and as having opened up a whole new philosophical vista.
Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals
But having the German and English texts facing each other, the way the famous Loeb edition of Greek and Roman classics does, is a great convenience. Transition from popular moral philosophy to metaphysics of morals; Section III: Beyond Good and Evil: Transition from popular moral philosophy to metaphysics of morals. Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition; Section II: Cambridge University Press Amazon.
Cause, Principle and Unity: Evidently noticing that in this context “immoral” would be linguistically correct but philosophically mistaken, Paton and Hill and Zweig, among others chose “non-moral” for groyndwork ; Beck has “unmoral.
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Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, in Focus. Mary Gregor’s translation, revised for publication in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy series, is the only complete translation of the whole troundwork, and includes extensive annotation on Kant’s difficult and sometimes unfamiliar vocabulary. My disagreement with the translation of unsittlich at 4: Fear and Trembling C. The distinction Kant is concerned with is that of actions done “out of duty” and actions that may be consistent with morality but are not motivated by it.
Zweig”Foundations” L. One might be equally pedantic about another word in the German title: And Essays on Magic Giordano Bruno. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: The title of the book is one. Find it on Scholar. Timmermann has taken Mary Gregor’s English translation and revised it here and there, but on mroals whole it is her version that is presented.
Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Herder, whose writings on anthropology and history challenged his Enlightenment convictions, Kant turned his attention to issues in the philosophy of morality and history, writing several short essays on the philosophy of history and sketching his ethical theory in the Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals The early reviews were hostile and uncomprehending, and Kant’s attempt to make his theories more accessible in his Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics was largely unsuccessful.
While it seems a trivial linguistic issue, illustrative of how picky translators can be, the choice implies something about grrgor structure of Kant’s theory.
Between andKant published treatises on a number of scientific and philosophical subjects, including one in which he originated the nebular hypothesis of the origin of the solar system.