Creating the Kingdom of Ends

Forsideomslag
Cambridge University Press, 28. jul. 1996 - 442 sider
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Christine Korsgaard is identified with a small group of philosophers who are intent on producing a version of Kant's moral philosophy that is at once sensitive to its historical roots while revealing its particular relevance to contemporary problems. She rejects the traditional picture of Kant's ethics as a cold vision of the moral life which emphasises duty at the expense of love and value. Rather, Kant's work is seen as providing a resource for addressing not only the metaphysics of morals, but also for tackling practical questions about personal relations, politics, and everyday human interaction. This collection of thirteen essays is divided into two parts. Part One offers an exposition and interpretation of the moral philosophy, and could serve as a commentary on The Groundwork on the Metaphysics of Morals. Part Two compares and contrasts Kant's philosophy with other influential moral philosophies, both historical (Aristotle, Sidgwick, Moore, and Hume) and contemporary (Williams, Nagel, and Parfit). Two particular focal points of her interpretation are Kant's theory of value, and his widely misunderstood doctrine of the "two standpoints". When these ideas are fully explained, according to Korsgaard, many of the traditional problems with and puzzles about Kant's ethics disappear.
 

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An introduction to the ethical political and religious thought of Kant
3
Kants analysis of obligation The argument of Groundwork I
43
Kants Formula of Universal Law
77
Kants Formula of Humanity
106
The right to lie Kant on dealing with evil
133
Morality as freedom
159
Creating the Kingdom of Ends Reciprocity and responsibility in personal relations
188
COMPARATIVE ESSAYS
223
The reasons we can share An attack on the distinction between agentrelative and agentneutral values
275
Skepticism about practical reason
311
Two arguments against lying
335
Personal identity and the unity of agency A Kantian response to Parfit
363
Bibliography
399
Sources
407
Other publications by the author
411
Index
413

Aristotle and Kant on the source of value
225
Two distinctions in goodness
249

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