Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (Reader's Guides)

Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (Reader's Guides)

Paul Guyer / Nov 15, 2019

Kant s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals Reader s Guides Kant is probably the philosopher who best typifies the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment He was influenced by the modern physics of Newton the rationalist perfectionism of Leibniz and Wolff th

  • Title: Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (Reader's Guides)
  • Author: Paul Guyer
  • ISBN: 9780826484543
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kant is probably the philosopher who best typifies the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment He was influenced by the modern physics of Newton, the rationalist perfectionism of Leibniz and Wolff, the critical empiricism of Locke and Hume, and Rousseau s celebration of liberty and individualism, and his work can be seen partly as an attempt to combine and synthesize thesKant is probably the philosopher who best typifies the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment He was influenced by the modern physics of Newton, the rationalist perfectionism of Leibniz and Wolff, the critical empiricism of Locke and Hume, and Rousseau s celebration of liberty and individualism, and his work can be seen partly as an attempt to combine and synthesize these various ideas In moral philosophy, he developed a radical and radically new conception of the unconditional value of human autonomy, which he opposed to both theological and utilitarian conceptions of moral value He first expounded his moral vision in the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals 1785 , the seminal work of modern moral philosophy in which he introduced his infamous categorical imperative Paul Guyer s Reader s Guide will help readers find their way in this brilliant but dense and sometimes baffling work.

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    1. Guyer's approach is pretty solid: he tries to show that Kant's argument in the Groundwork is connected with some of Kant's earlier writings on morality, where freedom plays a central role. The account of the preface and §1 are clear and helpful, and he puts the Groundwork in the context of Kant's larger project, but Guyer's account of §2 doesn't really make it much clearer how all the different formulations of the categorical imperative are supposed to be different formulations of the very sam [...]


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