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Constructions of Reason Explorations of Kant's Practical Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0521388163

ISBN-13: 9780521388160

Edition: 1989

Authors: Onora O'Neill

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Two centuries after they were published, Kant's ethical writings are as much admired and imitated as they have ever been, yet serious and long-standing accusations of internal incoherence remain unresolved. Onora O'Neill traces the alleged incoherences to attempts to assimilate Kant's ethical writings to modern conceptions of rationality, action and rights. When the temptation to assimilate is resisted, a strikingly different and more cohesive account of reason and morality emerges. Kant offers a "constructivist" vindication of reason and a moral vision in which obligations are prior to rights and in which justice and virtue are linked. O'Neill begins by reconsidering Kant's conceptions of…    
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List price: $67.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/26/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of abbreviations
Reason and critique
Reason and politics in the Kantian enterprise
The public use of reason
Reason and autonomy in Grundlegung III
Action, anthropology and autonomy
Maxims and obligations
Consistency in action
Between consenting adults
Universal laws and ends-in-themselves
Kant after virtue
Kant's ethics and Kantian ethics
The power of example
Children's rights and children's lives
Constructivisms in ethics
The great maxims of justice and charity