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Kant on maxims and moral motivation : a new interpretation

Author: Peter Herissone-Kelly
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
Series: Studies in German idealism, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1064751322
Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Herissone-Kelly
ISBN: 9783030055721 3030055728
OCLC Number: 1083464450
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
Contents: Intro; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 One Set of Intuitions, Two Problems, and One Challenge; 1.2 The Problem of Experiential Incongruence; 1.3 The Problem of Misdirected Moral Attention; 1.4 Meeting the Challenge: The Traditional Model and Its Interpretation; 1.5 Approaches and Limitations; References; Part I: The Traditional Model; Chapter 2: Maxims of Action; 2.1 The Will as a Capacity to Act in Accordance with Principles; 2.2 Kant's Maxims: Definitions; 2.2.1 Maxims as Subjective Principles; 2.2.2 The Generality of Maxims; 2.2.3 Maxims as Propositions 2.3 The Logical Form of Kant's Maxims2.4 Richard McCarty's Account of Maxims of Action; 2.5 Maxims of Action in Kant's Other Works; 2.6 Summary; References; Chapter 3: Maxims, Ends, and Incentives; 3.1 The Nature of Ends and Incentives; 3.2 The Relation of Maxims to Ends and Incentives; 3.3 Kant's Maxims of Ends; 3.4 Contradictions in Will: One Final Possible Argument in Favour of ME; 3.5 Summary; References; Chapter 4: Deriving Actions from Laws; 4.1 Mapping the Route from Imperatives to Actions; 4.2 Deriving Actions from Maxims: The Kantian Practical Syllogism 4.3 The Status of a Kantian Practical Syllogism's Conclusion4.4 Deriving Maxims from Laws: Imperatives and the Kantian Practical Polysyllogism; 4.5 Summary of Part I; References; Part II: Interpreting the Traditional Model; Chapter 5: Maxims and Reasons; 5.1 The Two Problems; 5.2 The Justificatory Conception of the Categorical Imperative and the Problem of Misdirected Moral Attention; 5.3 The Possession Conditions of Maxims, and a Maxim-Possessor's Reasons; 5.4 The Traditional Model and the Justificatory Conception; 5.5 Talbot Brewer on Maxims and Reasons; 5.6 Summary; References Chapter 6: Incentives, Practical Aspects, and Bare Situational Reasons6.1 From Incentive Incorporation to Moral Reasons for Action; 6.2 Incentive Reasons as Motivating Reasons; 6.3 O-Aspects and the Incorporative Act; 6.4 D-Aspects, Bare Situations, and Moral Ends; 6.5 The Problem of Experiential Incongruence, the Moral Law, and the Universalisability Test; 6.6 Summary; References; Chapter 7: The Kantian Good-Willed Agent and the World; 7.1 A Summary of Points; 7.2 Implications: The Good-Willed Agent's Relationship to the World; 7.3 Remaining Questions and Future Directions; References; Index
Series Title: Studies in German idealism, v. 21.
Responsibility: Peter Herissone-Kelly.

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