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Kant on maxims and moral motivation : a new interpretation

Author: Peter Herissone-Kelly
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] ©2018
Series: Studies in German idealism, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book outlines and circumvents two serious problems that appear to attach to Kant's moral philosophy, or more precisely to the model of rational agency that underlies that moral philosophy: the problem of experiential incongruence and the problem of misdirected moral attention. The book's central contention is that both these problems can be sidestepped. In order to demonstrate this, it argues for an entirely  Read more...
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Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Herissone-Kelly
ISBN: 303005571X 9783030055714
OCLC Number: 1064751322
Description: x, 212 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. The traditional model --
Maxims of action --
Maxims, ends, and incentives --
Deriving actions from laws --
Part II. Interpreting the tradtional model --
Maxims and reasons --
Incentives, practical aspects, and bare situational reasons--
The Kantian good-willed agent and the world.
Series Title: Studies in German idealism, v. 21.
Responsibility: Peter Herissone-Kelly.

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