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Lectures on the history of moral philosophy

Author: John Rawls; Barbara Herman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
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A collection of the lectures on moral philosophy given by John Rawls over three decades of teaching at Harvard. This book looks at thinkers such as Leibniz, Hume and Kant, in their struggle to define  Read more...

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Rawls, John, 1921-2002.
Lectures on the history of moral philosophy.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606457165
Online version:
Rawls, John, 1921-2002.
Lectures on the history of moral philosophy.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)607770639
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Rawls; Barbara Herman
ISBN: 0674002962 9780674002968 0674004426 9780674004429
OCLC Number: 44016384
Description: xxii, 384 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Modern moral philosophy, 1600-1800 --
Hume. 1. Morality psychologized and the passions. 2. Rational deliberation and the role of reason. 3. Justice as an artificial virtue. 4. The critique of rational intuitionism. 5. The judicious spectator --
Leibniz. 1. His metaphysical perfectionism. 2. Spirits as active substances: their freedom --
Kant. 1. Groundwork: preface and part I. 2. The categorical imperative: The first formulation. 3. The categorical imperative: the second formulation. 4. The categorical imperative: the third formulation. 5. The priority of right and the object of the moral law. 6. Moral constructivism. 7. The fact of reason. 8. The moral law as the law of freedom. 9. The moral psychology of the religion, book I. 10. The unity of reason --
Hegel. 1. His Rechtsphilosophie. 2. Ethical life and liberalism.
Responsibility: John Rawls ; edited by Barbara Herman.

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Rawls is, of course, one of the major moral and political philosophers of the 20th-century. These essays center on Kant's moral philosophy as influenced by Hume's and Leibniz's and as it influenced Read more...

 
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