Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) [Immanuel Kant, Mary Gregor, Christine M. Korsgaard] on. The Metaphysics of Morals is Kant’s major work in applied moral philosophy in which he Mary Gregor’s translation, revised for publication in the Cambridge Texts in the Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, in Focus. Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato’s This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor.
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Although the translation is on the whole exceptionally accurate, I have found a few choices with which I would quibble. Kant’s second edition, published inwhich corrects some of the errors in the printing of the first edition ofis the morald text.
Other editions – View all Kant: Cambridge University PressApr 23, – Philosophy – 76 pages. Kant argues that every human kf is an end in himself or herself, never to be used as a means by others, and that moral obligation is an expression of the human capacity for autonomy or self-government. In Kant’s own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. At the age of 74, most philosophers who are still active are engaged in consolidating and defending views they have already worked out.
Contents Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition. For readers who know some German and want to know exactly what Kant actually wrote, rather than how his words have been interpreted or misinterpreted by his disciples and critics, there greggor much to be said for acquiring this edition of Kant’s most famous work in ethics.
Essential Readings with Commentary. Account Options Sign in. The Metaphysics of Morals is Kant’s major work in applied moral philosophy in which he deals with the basic principles of rights and of virtues. And Other Writings Judith Norman.
Allen Wood and this reviewer take Kant’s statement in the Groundwork as decisive and render ” zur ” as “for” rather than “of”: Of course that entails some compromise with the ideal of an exact translation. Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason. But word for word and clause for clause translation is no ot to the struggling reader who seeks to grasp the arguments buried in those sentences. The title of the book is one.
But one could argue, pedantically, that the plural “foundations” or “principles” is mistaken. Kant’s philosophy focuses attention on the active role of human reason in the process of knowing the world and ov its autonomy in giving moral law.
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For contemporary readers especially, his style of writing is after all od of the eighteenth century and his convoluted sentences, though sometimes eloquent and inspiring, can be a deterrent and a distraction from the moralx of his insights.
An gorundwork confirmation of how formidable Kant’s prose looked to his contemporaries: Timmermann changes Gregor’s “a ground that is not moral” to “the immoral ground. The greatest of all modern philosophers was born in metaphysicss Baltic seaport of Konigsberg, East Prussia, the son of a saddler and kary left the vicinity of his remote birthplace.
Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition. I suspect a lot of people would be thrown by “desiderative. Serious students of Kant will be grateful to Mr.
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Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. This volume will be of wide interest to students of ethics and of legal and political philosophy. The early reviews were hostile and uncomprehending, tne Kant’s attempt to make his theories more accessible in his Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics was largely unsuccessful.
metapuysics Readers wanting help in understanding Kant’s arguments should consult commentaries, of which there are currently quite a few. His two chief works in the s were Religion Within the Bounds of Plain Reason and Metaphysics of Moralsthe first part of which contained Kant’s theory of right, law, and the political state. My library Help Advanced Book Search. An introductory note is extremely interesting in discussing some of the ways German has changed since Kant’s day.
The definition of “inclination” at 4: Review quote “This is a good translation of Kant’s historically important though brief essay on the foundation of moral theory. But reading Kant, whether in English or German, can be frustratingly difficult.
Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals
Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Limited preview – During the last decade of his philosophical activity, Kant devoted most of his attention to applications of moral philosophy. Oof a comparatively short and simple example; Kant writes:. From the early s onward, Kant was regarded by the coming generation of philosophers as having overthrown all previous systems and as having opened up a whole new philosophical vista.
In Kant’s own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. Granted, it’s a joy to struggle with and triumph over some of Kant’s sentences, and from the point of view of mxry and linguistic interests, the ideal of absolute fidelity cannot be faulted.
I am probably biased therefore in disagreeing with Timmermann when he asserts that all translations “inevitably obscure the author’s arguments. But having the German and Vroundwork texts facing each other, the way the famous Loeb edition of Greek and Roman classics does, is a great convenience. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, in Focus. Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals: Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written.