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Self-improvement : an essay in Kantian ethics

Author: Robert N Johnson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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"Is there any moral obligation to improve oneself, to foster and develop various capacities in oneself? From a broadly Kantian point of view, 'Self-Improvement' defends the view that there is such an obligation and that it is an obligation that each person owes to him or herself. The defence addresses a range of arguments philosophers have mobilized against this idea, including the argument that it is impossible to  Read more...
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Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert N Johnson
ISBN: 0199599343 9780199599349
OCLC Number: 713621651
Description: vi, 174 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Self-improvement as an imperfect duty --
Universalizability and self-improvement --
Duties to and regarding ourselves --
Self-respect and self-improvement --
Kantian convergence arguments and self-improvement --
On what we cannot improve in others --
What is an ability?
Other Titles: Essay in Kantian ethics
Responsibility: Robert N. Johnson.
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Is there any moral obligation to improve oneself? Robert N. Johnson argues that there is, and develops a broadly Kantian point of view to defend his position and challenge a range of opposing  Read more...

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the book is well-argued and presents an excellent contribution to both ethics and Kantian studies * Sorin Baiasu, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *

 
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