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Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals With a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns

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ISBN-10: 087220166X

ISBN-13: 9780872201668

Edition: 3rd 1993 (Enlarged)

Authors: Immanuel Kant, James W. Ellington

List price: $12.00
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This expanded edition of James Ellington's preeminent translation of Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals includes his new translation of Kant's essay 'On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns', in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of harmful consequences.
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Book details

List price: $12.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 92
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
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…    

Foreword
Introduction
Selected Bibliography
Preface
First Section: Transition from the Ordinary Rational Knowledge of Morality to the Philosophical
Second Section: Transition from Popular Moral Philosophy to a Metaphysics of Morals
Third Section: Transition from a Metaphysics of Morals to a Critique of Pure Practical Reason
Supplement: On a Supposed Right to Lie because of Philanthropic Concerns
German-English List of Terns
Index