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Kantian ethics almost without apology

Author: Marcia Baron
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Cornell pbkView all editions and formats
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"The emphasis on duly in Kant's ethics is widely held to constitute a defect. Marcia W. Baron develops and assesses the criticism, which she sees as comprising two objections: that duty plays too large a role, leaving no room for the supererogatory, and that Kant places too much value on acting from duty." "Clearly written and cogently argued, Kantian Ethics Almost without Apology takes on the most philosophically  Read more...
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Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia Baron
ISBN: 0801428297 pbk 9780801428296 pbk 0801486041 9780801486043
OCLC Number: 41883983
Awards: Winner of A 1996 Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title.
Description: xiii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Kantian Ethics and the Supererogatory --
2. Minimal Morality, Moral Excellence, and the Supererogatory --
3. Latitude in Kant's Imperfect Duties --
4. Is Acting from Duty Morally Repugnant? --
5. Kant on Acting from Duty --
6. Sympathy and Coldness in Kant's Ethics.
Responsibility: Marcia W. Baron.

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A defence of Kant's deontological conception of ethics. The author offers reflections on two supposed problems with Kant's ethics: that it leaves no room for supererogatory actions and that it  Read more...

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