Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals

with On a Supposed Right to Lie because of Philanthropic Concerns

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 160384452X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 92

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This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous consequences.

Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Author: Immanual Kant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625588585

Category: Philosophy

Page: 66

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Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important works in modern moral philosophy. It belongs beside Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Hobbes. Here Kant sets out to articulate and defend the Categorical Imperative - the fundamental principle that underlies moral reasoning - and to lay the foundation for a comprehensive account of justice and human virtues.

Ethical Philosophy

The Complete Texts of Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, and Metaphysical Principles of Virtue, Part II of The Metaphysics of Morals, with On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns

Author: Immanuel Kant,James Wesley Ellington

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203204

Category: Philosophy

Page: 178

View: 3168

This expanded edition of James Ellington's preeminent translations of Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals and Metaphysical Principles of Virtue includes his new translation of Kant's essay On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns, in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory, as presented in the main text of Grounding, that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of harmful consequences.

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

With an Updated Translation, Introduction, and Notes

Author: Immanuel Kant,Allen W. Wood

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300227434

Category: Philosophy

Page: 106

View: 1193

Now in a new, affordable edition with updated notes, a superbly readable translation of Kant's classic work This work, one of the most important texts in the history of ethics, presents Immanuel Kant's conception of moral self-government based on pure reason. It has been a source of controversy and an object of reinterpretation for over two centuries. This new edition of Kant's work provides a fresh translation that is uniquely faithful to the German original and more fully annotated than any previous translation. The editor and translator, Allen Wood, has written a new introduction.

Ethics in Politics

The Rights and Obligations of Individual Political Agents

Author: Emily Crookston,David Killoren,Jonathan Trerise

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317391209

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

View: 3144

Within the field of political philosophy, the role of states, governments, and institutions has dominated research. This has led to a dearth of literature that examines what individuals—e.g., voters, lobbyists, and politicians—ought (or ought not) to do. Ethics in Politics: The Rights and Obligations of Individual Political Agents meets this need, providing a timely discussion of normative questions concerning political agents and the systems in which they act. The book contains eighteen original chapters by leading scholars which cover a range of topics including irrational voting, bribery, partisanship, and political lying. Ethics in Politics is a unique and accessible resource for students, researchers, and all interested readers, and sheds light on important but underexplored issues in ethics and political philosophy.

Utilitarianism

With Related Remarks from Mill's Other Writings

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624665470

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

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"Eggleston has produced easily the best edition of Utilitarianism available. By conveniently including so many of the relevant passages from supplementary works, all organized for ease of reference, scholars and students alike will now have at their fingertips the materials needed to make sense of Mill's classic text. This is important not just for an accurate understanding of Mill's own moral and political philosophy, but for a proper appreciation of utilitarianism as a leading moral tradition." —Piers Norris Turner, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University

Kant's Groundwork for the metaphysics of morals

a reader's guide

Author: Paul Guyer

Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

View: 6848

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; his work can be seen partly as an attempt to combine and synthesize these various ideas. 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.

Ethical Philosophy

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780872203211

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

View: 4087

This expanded edition of James Ellington's preeminent translations of "Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals and Metaphysical Principles of Virtue" includes his new translation of Kant's essay On a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns, in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory, as presented in the main text of "Grounding," that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of harmful consequences.

Hume: Moral Philosophy

Author: David Hume

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603840125

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 2088

A genuine understanding of Hume's extraordinarily rich, important, and influential moral philosophy requires familiarity with all of his writings on vice and virtue, the passions, the will, and even judgments of beauty--and that means familiarity not only with large portions of A Treatise of Human Nature, but also with An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals and many of his essays as well. This volume is the one truly comprehensive collection of Hume's work on all of these topics. Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, a leading moral philosopher and Hume scholar, has done a meticulous job of editing the texts and has provided an extensive Introduction that is at once accessible, accurate, and philosophically engaging, revealing the deep structure of Hume's moral philosophy. --Don Garrett, New York University

On Law, Morality, and Politics (Second Edition)

Author: Thomas Aquinas,Richard J. Regan,William P. Baumgarth

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872206632

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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The second edition retains the selection of texts presented in the first edition but offers them in new translations by Richard J Regan -- including that of his Aquinas, Treatise on Law (Hackett, 2000). A revised Introduction and glossary, an updated select bibliography, and the inclusion of summarising headnotes for each of the units -- Conscience, Law, Justice, Property, War and Killing, Obedience and Rebellion, and Practical Wisdom and Statecraft -- further enhance its usefulness.

Utilitarianism (Second Edition)

Author: John Stuart Mill,George Sher

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603843973

Category:

Page: 88

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This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility to questions of large-scale social policy.

Asking Good Questions

Case Studies in Ethics and Critical Thinking

Author: Nancy A. Stanlick,Michael J. Strawser

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585107557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 9949

Asking Good Questions moves beyond a traditional discussion of ethical theory, focusing on how educators can use these important frameworks to facilitate critical thinking about real-life ethical dilemmas. In this way, authors Nancy Stanlick and Michael Strawser offer students a theoretical tool kit for creatively addressing issues that influence their own environments. This text begins with a discussion of key ethical theorists and then guides the reader through a series of original case studies and follow-up activities that facilitate critical thinking, emphasize asking thought provoking questions, and teach the student to address the complexity of ethical dilemmas while incorporating the viewpoints of their peers. Additionally, Stanlick and Strawser include an extensive preface, a mind-mapping technique for analyzing and formulating arguments, and a six step process for approaching complex real-life moral issues. Each chapter incorporates suggested assignments, discussion questions, and references for further reading, and a guide for instructors offering a sample course schedule and suggestions on how to use this book effectively is also available. This text is designed to help educators engage students in a meaningful discussion of how historical theories apply to their own lives, providing rich and unique resources to learn about these critical issues.

Lectures on Ethics

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521788045

Category: Philosophy

Page: 507

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Lecture notes taken by Kant's students of his university courses in ethics.

A Guide to Asian Philosophy Classics

Author: Puqun Li

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554810345

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

View: 2531

This book guides readers through ten classic works of Asian philosophy. Several major schools of Eastern thought are discussed, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism/Taoism, and Chan/Zen. The author connects the ideas of these schools to those of Western philosophy, thereby making the material accessible to people who are unfamiliar with the cultures and intellectual traditions of Asia. A wide range of important topics are addressed: reality, time, self, knowledge, ethics, human nature, enlightenment, and death.

The Right and the Good

Author: William David Ross,Philip Stratton-Lake

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199252657

Category: Philosophy

Page: 183

View: 5327

The Right and the Good, a classic of twentieth-century philosophy by the great scholar Sir David Ross, is now presented in a new edition with a substantial introduction by Philip Stratton-Lake, a leading expert on Ross. Ross's book is the pinnacle of ethical intuitionism, which was the dominant moral theory in British philosophy for much of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Intuitionism is now enjoying a considerable revival, and Stratton-Lake provides the context for a proper understanding of Ross's great work today.

The Poetic Edda

Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes

Author: Jackson Crawford

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624663583

Category: Poetry

Page: 392

View: 4952

"The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc. Jackson Crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, motivations, and values of the Vikings." --Dick Ringler, Professor Emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Season of Migration to the North

Author: Tayeb Salih,al-Ṭayyib Ṣāliḥ,صالح، الطيب,Laila Lalami

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590173023

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

View: 4210

After years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan. It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country. Back home, he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces of childhood--the enigmatic Mustafa Sa'eed. Mustafa takes the young man into his confidence, telling him the story of his own years in London, of his brilliant career as an economist, and of the series of fraught and deadly relationships with European women that led to a terrible public reckoning and his return to his native land. But what is the meaning of Mustafa's shocking confession? Mustafa disappears without explanation, leaving the young man--whom he has asked to look after his wife--in an unsettled and violent no-man's-land between Europe and Africa, tradition and innovation, holiness and defilement, and man and woman, from which no one will escape unaltered or unharmed. Season of Migration to the North is a rich and sensual work of deep honesty and incandescent lyricism. In 2001 it was selected by a panel of Arab writers and critics as the most important Arab novel of the twentieth century.