Invention of Autonomy A History of Modern Moral Philosophy
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Description: This is the most comprehensive study yet written on the history of moral philosophy in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its aim is to put Kant's ethics into historical context by showing in detail what he felt were the main questions in moral philosophy.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/13/1997
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 1.61" tall
J. B. Schneewindis a professor of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author ofSidgwick’s Ethics and Victorian Moral PhilosophyandThe Invention of Autonomy.
|Themes in the history of modern moral philosophy|
|The Rise and Fall of Modern Natural Law|
|Natural law: from intellectualism to voluntarism|
|Setting religion aside: republicanism and skepticism|
|Natural law restated: Suarez and Grotius|
|Grotianism at the limit: Hobbes|
|A morality of love: Cumberland|
|The central synthesis: Pufendorf|
|The collapse of modern natural law: Locke and Thomasius|
|Perfectionism and Rationality|
|Origins of modern perfectionism|
|Paths to God. I: The Cambridge platonists|
|Paths to God. II: Spinoza and Malebranche|
|Leibniz: Counterrevolutionary perfectionism|
|Toward a World on its Own|
|Morality without salvation|
|The recovery of virtue|
|The austerity of morals: Clarke and Mandeville|
|The limits of love: Hutcheson and Butler|
|Hume: virtue naturalized|
|Against a fatherless world|
|The noble effects of self-love|
|Autonomy and Divine Order|
|Perfection and will: Wolff and Crusius|
|Religion, morality, and reform|
|The invention of autonomy|
|Kant in the history of moral philosophy|
|Pythagoras, Socrates, and Kant: understanding the history of moral philosophy|