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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Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy: Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Take a comparatively short and simple example; Kant writes: It comprises two parts: In the interest of full disclosure, this reviewer must admit to being a translator and co-author, with Thomas E.

For him the process of free communication between independent minds is the very life of reason, the vocation of which is to remake politics, religion, science, art, and morality as the completion of a destiny whose shape it is our collective task to frame for ourselves. Immanuel KantChristine M. Essential Readings with Commentary.

Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals

And Other Writings Immanuel Kant. Herder, whose writings on anthropology and history challenged his Enlightenment convictions, Kant turned his attention to issues in the philosophy of morality and history, writing several short essays on the philosophy of history and sketching his ethical theory in the Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals Granted, it’s a joy to struggle with and triumph over some of Kant’s sentences, and from the point of view of historical and linguistic interests, the ideal of absolute fidelity cannot be faulted.

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The Metaphysics of Morals. A new introduction by Roger Sullivan sets the work in its historical and philosophical context.


We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. See my remarks on ” unsittlich ,” below. Untimely Meditations Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. 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. That is evidently not a procedure countenanced by Gregor or Timmermann.

Timmermann for making available a reliable edition of Kant’s own words, along with a fastidious word-for-word English translation, and both of these together in one small volume. Korsgaard that examines and explains Kant’s argument. Not all the emendations are felicitous.

Account Options Sign in. Writings on Philosophy and Language Kenneth Haynes. Readers wanting help in understanding Kant’s arguments should consult commentaries, of which there are currently quite a few.

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 is much to be said for acquiring this edition of Kant’s most famous work in ethics. Table of contents Section I: Request removal from index.

Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. Book ratings by Goodreads. I think that Mary Gregor’s scrupulous translation, with or without Timmermann’s changes, would not have eased old Wloemer’s pain. Other books in this series.

While it metaphysicx a trivial linguistic issue, illustrative of how picky translators can be, the choice implies something about the structure of Kant’s theory. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Kant saw the development of reason as a collective possession of the human species, a product of nature working through human history.

Kant’s second edition, published inwhich corrects some of the errors in the printing of the first edition ofis the basic text. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Sign in to use this feature. That was true even for native German readers in Kant’s own day.


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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Whether this enhances one’s philosophical understanding is another question. Thoughts gdoundwork the Prejudices of Morality Friedrich Nietzsche. As a former refugee from another ReichI enjoyed his ironic remark, “There is little temptation to leave the word untranslated.

What we have is a foundation for a book yet to be written. Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students.

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Cambridge University Press An amusing confirmation of how formidable Kant’s prose looked to his contemporaries: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. Timmermann hte Gregor’s “a ground that is not moral” to “the immoral ground.

Editorial notes and a bilingual index are included — the index is very thorough — but as Timmermann explains, his editorial notes avoid philosophical controversies occasioned by Kant’s claims and do not serve as a guide to Kant’s thought. Kant argues that every human being 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.