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Kant's theory of virtue : the value of autocracy

Author: Anne Margaret Baxley
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Modern European philosophy.
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"Anne Margaret Baxley offers a systematic interpretation of Kant's theory of virtue, whose most distinctive features have not been properly understood. She explores the rich moral psychology in Kant's later and less widely read works on ethics, and argues that the key to understanding his account of virtue is the concept of autocracy, a form of moral self-government in which reason rules over sensibility. Although  Read more...
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Baxley, Anne Margaret, 1970-
Kant's theory of virtue.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010037287
(OCoLC)651073811
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: Anne Margaret Baxley
ISBN: 9780511779466 0511779461 9780511918995 0511918992 9780511917035 0511917031
OCLC Number: 693561692
Description: 1 online resource (189 pages).
Contents: 1. The good will, moral worth, and duty: concerns about Kant's rationalist moral psychology; 2. Kant's Conception of Virtue and the autocracy of Pure Practical Reason; 3. Virtue, human nature, and moral health: Kant's dispute with Schiller; 4. The moral psychology of Kantian virtue; Conclusion: Kant's considered account of moral character and the good will reconsidered.
Series Title: Modern European philosophy.
Responsibility: Anne Margaret Baxley.
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This book indicates a significant development in approaches to Kant's ethics, offering a systematic interpretation and assessment of Kant's theory of virtue.  Read more...

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