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Kant's search for the supreme principle of morality

Author: Samuel J Kerstein
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Investigates the claim that there can only be one principle of morality, the categorical imperative. The author constructs a new, criterial reading of Kant's derivation of one version of the categorical imperative: the formula of universal law.
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Kerstein, Samuel J., 1965-
Kant's search for the supreme principle of morality.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001043918
(OCoLC)48055439
Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel J Kerstein
ISBN: 0511042205 9780511042201 9780511498206 0511498209 9780511045080 0511045085 0511157533 9780511157530
OCLC Number: 56316721
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 226 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Derivation, Deduction, and the Supreme Principle of Morality. No Modest Claim. The Basic Concept of the Supreme Principle of Morality. Derivation and Deduction of the Categorical Imperative. The (Alleged) Gap in the Derivation of the Formula of Universal Law. Terminological and Thematic Clarifications. Outline of the Book --
1. Fundamental Concepts in Kant's Theory of Agency. Aims and Limits of the Discussion. Maxims: A Basic Account. Maxims and Other Rules of the Same Form. The Will. Determining Grounds of the Will. Acting from Inclination: Three Interpretations and Their Importance. Acting from Inclination in the Groundwork and in the Metaphysics of Morals.
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