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The Blackwell Guide to Kant's Ethics

ISBN: 978-1-4051-2582-6
288 pages
April 2009, ©2009, Wiley-Blackwell
The Blackwell Guide to Kant
Through a collection of new, previously unpublished essays, The Blackwell Guide to Kant’s Ethics addresses diverse topics crucial to our understanding of Kant's moral philosophy and its implications for the modern age.
  • Provides a fresh perspective on themes in Kant’s moral philosophy
  • Addresses systematically Kant’s foundational work, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals and his more specific treatment of justice and virtue in The Metaphysics of Morals
  • Includes essays by both established scholars and rising stars
  • Identifies common misperceptions of Kant's thought and challenges some prevailing interpretations
  • Shows how Kant developed and supplemented his earlier ethical thought with specific discussions of practical issues in law, international relations, personal relations, and self-regarding virtues and vices
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Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors

Abbreviations of Kant’s Works

Introduction: Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

Part I: Basic Themes:

1. Good Will and the Moral Worth of Acts from Duty: Robert N. Johnson (the University of Missouri)

2. The Universal Law Formulas: Richard Galvin (Texas Christian University)

3. The Formula of Humanity as an End in Itself: Richard Dean (the American University of Beirut)

4. Autonomy and the Kingdom of Ends: Sarah Holtman (the University of Minnesota)

Part II: Argument and Critique:

5. Deriving the Supreme Moral Principle from Common Moral Ideas: Samuel J. Kerstein (the University of Maryland)

6. Why Kant Needs the Second-Person Standpoint: Stephen Darwall (Yale University)

Part III: Justice: Private, Public, and International Right:

7. Kant on Law and Justice: Arthur Ripstein (the University of Toronto)

8. Kant on Punishment: Nelson Potter (the University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

9. Kant’s Vision of a Just World Order: Thomas Pogge (Yale University; the Oslo University Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN))

Part IV: Virtue: Love, Respect, and Duties to Oneself:

10. Beneficence and Other Duties of Love in The Metaphysics of Morals: Marcia Baron (Indiana University) and Melissa Seymour Fahmy (the University of Georgia)

11. Duties to Oneself, Duties of Respect to Others: Allen Wood (Indiana University)

Part V: Retrospective:

12. Reflections on the Enduring Value of Kant’s Ethics: Arnulf Zweig (City University of New York)

Index

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Thomas E. Hill, Jr. is Kenan Professor of Philosophy at the University of Borth Carolina, Chapel Hill. His essays on moral and political philosophy are collected in Autonomy and Self-Respect (1991), Dignity and Practical Reason in Kant's Moral Theory (1992), Respect, Pluralism, and Justice: Kantian Perspectives (2000), and Human Welfare and Moral Worth: Kantian Perspectives (2002). With Arnulf Zweig he co-edited a new edition of Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals with extensive notes (2002).
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  • Provides a fresh perspective on themes in Kant’s moral philosophy through a collection of new previously unpublished essays
  • Addresses systematically Kant’s foundational work, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals and his more specific treatment of justice and virtue in The Metaphysics of Morals
  • Includes essays by both established distinguished scholars and rising stars
  • Identifies common misperceptions of Kant's thought and challenges some prevailing interpretations
  • Shows how Kant developed and supplemented his earlier ethical thought with specific discussions of practical issues in law, international relations, personal relations, and self-regarding virtues and vices
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"Libraries will find this a useful acquisition." (CHOICE, November 2009)

"Hill has edited an excellent set of essays by both well-established and younger Kant scholars, each of which insightfully discusses fundamental themes and arguments in Kant’s moral philosophy. This collection not only contributes importantly to ongoing scholarship, but it will serve as a perfect companion to upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses that feature Kant’s ethics."
Mark Timmons, University of Arizona

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