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Virtue, rules, and justice : Kantian aspirations

Author: Thomas E Hill
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas E. Hill, Jr., interprets, explains, and extends Kant's moral theory in a series of essays that highlight its relevance to contemporary ethics. The book is divided into four sections. The first three essays cover basic themes: they introduce the major aspects of Kant's ethics; explain different interpretations of the Categorical Imperative; and sketch a 'constructivist' reading of Kantian normative ethics  Read more...
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Named Person: Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Hill
ISBN: 0191631299 9780191631290 0199692009 9780199692002 0199692017 9780199692019
OCLC Number: 811125334
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 372 p.)
Contents: General introduction --
Kant's ethical theory : an overview --
Kantian normative ethics --
Kantian constructivism as normative ethics --
Finding values in nature --
Kant on weakness of will --
Kantian virtue and "virtue ethics" --
Kant's Tugendlehre as normative ethics --
The dignity of persons : Kant, problems, and a proposal --
Assessing moral rules : utilitarian and Kantian principles --
Moral construction as a task : sources and limits --
Questions about Kant's opposition to revolution --
Treating criminals as ends in themselves --
Kant and humanitarian intervention --
Moral responsibilities of bystanders.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

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Thomas E. Hill, Jr., interprets and extends Kant's moral theory in a series of essays that highlight its relevance to contemporary ethics. He introduces the major themes of Kantian ethics and  Read more...

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Overall, this book succeeds in two important ways. First, Hill provides an illuminative reading of many of the major aspects of Kants ethics and distinguishes both his own reading from those of other Read more...

 
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