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|Named Person:||Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant|
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|Description:||xii, 192 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Introduction --
2. The Motive of Duty --
3. Formal Principles and Objective Ends --
4. Rational Nature as an End-in-Itself --
5. The Derivation of Consequentialism --
6. The (Not So) Imperfect Duty of Beneficence --
7. Respect, Dignity, and the Kingdom of Ends --
8. The Sacrifices of the Innocent --
9. Conclusion --
Appendix: Kantian Internalism.
Through scrupulous analysis of Kant's writings and exhaustive consideration of recent scholarship on Kant, Cummiskey demonstrates that the foundations of Kantian thought are the basis for an enriched understanding of moral principles and values. Cummiskey's reconstruction of Kant's argument reveals that the value of rational nature is indeed prior to the value of pleasure and all other goods. Nonetheless, contrary to prevailing opinion, Kant's ethics does not provide any justification for constraints on the maximization of the good. A major new interpretation of one of philosophy's most prominent figures, Kantian Consequentialism is essential reading for anyone interested in the central issues of moral philosophy.