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Moral Law Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

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ISBN-10: 0415078431

ISBN-13: 9780415078436

Edition: 1992

Authors: Immanuel Kant, Kant I. Paton, H. J. Trans

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Kant'sMoral Law: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Moralsranks with Plato'sRepublicand Aristotle'sEthicsas one of the most important works of moral philosophy ever written. InMoral Law,Kant argues that a human action is only morally good if it is done from a sense of duty, and that a duty is a formal principle based not on self-interest or from a consideration of what results might follow. From this he derived his famous and controversial maxim, the categorical imperative: "Act as if the maxim of your action were to become by your will a universal law of nature." H. J. Paton's translation remains the standard in English for this work. It retains all of Kant's liveliness of mind, suppressed…    
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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/21/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 142
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

The greatest of all modern philosophers was born in the Baltic seaport of Konigsberg, East Prussia, the son of a saddler and never left the vicinity of his remote birthplace. Through his family pastor, Immanuel Kant received the opportunity to study at the newly founded Collegium Fredericianum, proceeding to the University of Konigsberg, where he was introduced to Wolffian philosophy and modern natural science by the philosopher Martin Knutzen. From 1746 to 1755, he served as tutor in various households near Konigsberg. Between 1755 and 1770, Kant published treatises on a number of scientific and philosophical subjects, including one in which he originated the nebular hypothesis of the…    

Translator's Preface
Analysis of the Argument
Passage from ordinary rational knowledge of morality to philosophical
Passage from popular moral philosophy to a metaphysic of morals
Passage from a metaphysic of morals to a critique of pure practical reason
Index of Proper Names
General Index