Kant On Happiness In Ethics


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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Kant's treatment of happiness in ethics. It considers the definition of happiness and the possible roles happiness may serve in ethics. It argues against critics who maintain that Kant's deontological ethic rejects happiness and against critics who assert that Kant's ethic is, in fact, consequential and concerned above all with ends such as happiness. By pointing to a system that organizes Kant's various claims about happiness, the book supports the view that happiness has positive roles to play in Kant's ethic.

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Author by Victoria S. Wike
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 0791419738

Aristotle Kant And The Stoics


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This major collection of essays offers the first serious challenge to the traditional view that ancient and modern ethics are fundamentally opposed. In doing so it has important implications for contemporary ethical thought, as well as providing a significant reassessment of the work of Aristotle, Kant and the Stoics. The contributors include internationally recognised interpreters of ancient and modern ethics.

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Author by Stephen Engstrom
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 0521624975

Kant On Freedom Law And Happiness


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Guyer revises the traditional interpretation of Kant's philosophy and shows how Kant's coherent liberalism can guide us in current debates.

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Author by Paul Guyer
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0521654211

Kant Ought Implies Can The Principle Of Alternate Possibilities And Happiness


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This book examines three issues: the principle of ought implies can (OIC); the principle of alternate possibilities (PAP); and Kant’s views on the duty to promote one’s own happiness. It argues that although Kant was wrong to deny such a duty, the part of his denial that rests on a conception of duty incorporating both OIC and PAP is sound.

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Author by Samuel Kahn
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 9781498519625

The Highest Good In Aristotle And Kant


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The notion of the highest good is central to both Aristotle's and Kant's ethical theories, despite the fact that their approaches to ethics are often thought to be diametrically opposed. A team of experts shed new light on the work of both major philosophers, and reveal the richness, complexity, and fruitfulness of the notion of the highest good.

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Author by Joachim Aufderheide
Genre eBook Ethics
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ISBN Number 9780198714019

Understanding Kant S Ethics


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A systematic guide to Kant's ethical work and the debates surrounding it, accessible to students and specialists alike.

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Author by Michael Cholbi
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ISBN Number 9781107163461

The Reception Of Aristotle S Ethics


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A new collection of thirteen essays, covering the reception of Aristotle's ethics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Provides both a history of reception and conceptual analysis for each figure or school. For students of philosophy and of the history of ethics and ideas.

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Author by Jon Miller
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 9780521513883

The Highest Good In Kant S Philosophy


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The idea of a final end of human conduct – the highest good– plays an important role in Kant’s philosophy. Unlike his predecessors Kant defines the highest good as a combination of two heterogeneous elements, namely virtue and happiness. This conception lies at the centre of some of the most influential Kantian doctrines such as his famous “moral argument” for the rationality of faith, his conception of the unity of reason and his views concerning the final end of nature as well as the historical progress of mankind.To be sure, the different treatments of the highest good in Kant’s work have led to a great deal of discussion among his readers. Besides Kant’s arguments for moral faith, recent debate has focused on the place of the highest good within Kant’s moral theory, on the antinomy of pure practical reason, and on the idea of the primacy of practical reason. This collection of new essays attempts to re-evaluate Kant’s doctrine of the highest good and to determine its relevance for contemporary philosophy.

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Author by Thomas Höwing
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ISBN Number 9783110369007

Practical Philosophy


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This 1997 book was the first English translation of all Kant's writings on moral and political philosophy in a single volume.

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Author by Immanuel Kant
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ISBN Number 0521654084

Ends And Principles In Kant S Moral Thought


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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) stands among the greatest thinkers of the Western world. There is hardly an area of thought, at least of philosophical thought, to which he did not make significant and lasting contributions. Particularly noteworthy are his writings on the foundations and limits of human knowledge, the bidimensional nature of perceptual or "natural" objects (including human beings), the basic principles and ends of morality, the character of a just society and of a world at peace, the movement and direction of human history, the nature of beauty, the end or purpose of all creation, the proper education of young people, the true conception of religion, and on and on. Though Kant was a life-long resident of Konigsberg, Prussia - child, student, tutor, and then professor of philosophy (and other subjects) - his thought ranged over nearly all the world and even beyond. Reports reveal that he (a bachelor) was an amiable man, highly respected by his students and colleagues, and even loved by his several close friends. He was apparently a man of integrity, both in his personal relations and in his pursuit of knowledge and truth. Despite his somewhat pessimistic attitude toward the moral progress of mankind - judging from past history and contemporary events - he never wavered from a deep-seated faith in the goodness of the human heart, in man's "splendid disposition toward the good.

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Author by John E. Atwell
Genre eBook Philosophy
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ISBN Number 9024731674