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Kant"s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals A Reader" Guide (Reader"s Guides) by Paul Guyer

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Published by Continuum International Publishing Group .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Metaphysics & ontology,
  • History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century,
  • Metaphysics,
  • General,
  • Philosophy

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8169227M
ISBN 100826484530
ISBN 109780826484536

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  Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, first published in , is still one of the most widely read and influential works of moral philosophy. This Broadview edition combines a newly revised version of T.K. Abbott’s respected translation with material crucial for placing the Groundwork in the context of Kant’s broader moral thought.   "Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals" is considered a standard text in the history of moral philosophy as well as a classic work of moral philosophy in its own right. This guide provides a paragraph-by-paragraph account of the main themes of Kant's moral philosophy and a clear statement of his overall philosophical aims and arguments/5(5).   Study Guide for Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals study guide contains a biography of Immanuel Kant, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. for a ‘‘metaphysics of morals’’ by seeking out and establishing its first principle. Kant apparently began composing the Groundwork late in Letters written by Kant’s brilliant but eccentric friend J. G. Hamann report that he began writing about moral philosophy in order to provide an ‘anticritique’File Size: KB.