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Kant on freedom, law, and happiness

Author: Paul Guyer
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
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"The twelve essays in this collection argue for a radically different account of Kant's ethics. They explore an interpretation of his moral philosophy according to which freedom is the fundamental end of human action, but an end that can only be preserved and promoted by adherence to moral law. Moreover, Paul Guyer shows that while Kant did not view moral laws as simply prudential rules for the maximization of human  Read more...
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Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Guyer
ISBN: 0521652782 9780521652780 0521654211 9780521654210
OCLC Number: 41368213
Description: xii, 440 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Mendelssohn and Kant: one source of the critical philosophy --
The unity of reason: pure reason as practical reason in Kant's early conception of the transcendental dialectic --
Freedom as the inner value of the world --
Kant's morality of law and morality of freedom --
The possibility of the categorical imperative --
The strategy of Kant's Groundwork --
Kantian foundations for liberalism --
Life, liberty, and property: Rawls and Kant --
Moral worth, virtue, and merit --
From a practical point of view: Kant's conception of a postulate of pure practical reason --
Nature, freedom, and happiness: the third proposition of Kant's Idea for a universal history --
Nature, morality, and the possibility of peace.
Responsibility: Paul Guyer.
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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.  Read more...

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