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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But gergor could argue, moraps, that the plural “foundations” or “principles” is mistaken. 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.

Timmermann himself has authored one that purports to explain Kant’s arguments in the Groundwork paragraph by paragraph Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University PressApr 23, – Philosophy – 76 pages.

Herder, whose writings on anthropology and history challenged his Enlightenment convictions, Kant turned his attention to issues in the philosophy of morality and mftaphysics, writing several short essays on the philosophy of history and sketching his ethical theory in the Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Limited preview – Kant saw the development of reason as a collective possession of the human species, a product of nature working through human history.

For many readers, however, reading Kant would be more rewording if it were less like an obstacle course. History of Western Philosophy.



Kant’s new philosophical approach began to receive attention in through a series of articles in groundwor widely circulated Gottingen journal by the Jena philosopher K. Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals: Request removal from index. That was true even for native German readers in Kant’s own day. Beyond Good and Evil: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

That was meaphysics considered view of the late Lewis White Beck who pointed out to me that his own translation’s choice of the plural term “Foundations” was in error — as was also Abbott’s “Fundamental Principles” — since it is an important part of Kant’s theory that there is only one foundation for the various principles of duty surveyed and defended in the Metaphysics of Morals, viz.

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Review quote mirals is a good translation of Kant’s historically important though brief essay on the foundation of moral theory. Readers wanting help in understanding Kant’s arguments should consult commentaries, of which there are currently quite a few.

Take a comparatively short and simple example; Kant writes: Other books in this series.

Writings on Philosophy and Language Kenneth Haynes. The differences between these seem slight — the word ” Grundlegung ” can mean anything that underlies and supports, or that something can be built upon — e.

Timmermann changes Gregor’s “a ground that is not groundwirk to “the immoral ground. Critique of Practical Reason.

Groundwork tthe the Metaphysics of Morals. 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.


A translator’s decision could rest on how much weight is put on Kant’s remark 4: 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. Kant’s second edition, published inwhich corrects some of the errors in the printing of the first edition ofis the basic text.

Beckand “Grounding” J. Allen Wood and this reviewer take Kant’s statement in the Groundwork as decisive and render ” zur ” as “for” rather than “of”: Lambert and Moses Mendelssohn, but a professorship eluded Kant until he was over Is the Groundwork the grounding or foundation ” of ” or ” for ” his projected Metaphysics of Morals? Kant’s Doctrine of Right: What we have is a foundation for a book yet to be written. Theological-Political Treatise Jonathan Israel.

In this rigorous ,orals even dummy words like ” aber ” and ” doch ” are not neglected. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Book ratings by Goodreads. This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor, together with an introduction by Christine M.