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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Whether this enhances one’s philosophical understanding is another question. From tohe served as tutor in various households near Konigsberg.
And Essays on Magic Kang Bruno. Critique of Practical Reason. These attempts went on for four more years until the ravages of old age finally destroyed Kant’s capacity for further intellectual work.
But reading Kant, whether in English or German, can be frustratingly difficult.
The early reviews were hostile and uncomprehending, and Kant’s attempt to make his theories more accessible in his Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics was largely unsuccessful. How should we translate ” Grundlegung ” and ” zur ” in the title Grundlegung zur Metaphysic der Sitten?
For students fluent in German but not in Kant’s German, Timmermann’s editorial Notes on the translation pp. Sign in Create an account. For contemporary readers especially, his style of writing is after all that of the eighteenth century and his convoluted sentences, though sometimes eloquent and inspiring, can be a deterrent and a distraction from the power of metaphyysics insights.
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. 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.
Transition from popular moral philosophy to metaphysics of morals.
An introductory note is extremely interesting in discussing some of the ways German has ketaphysics since Kant’s day. This entry has no external links.
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Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition; Section II: In Kant’s own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. And Other Writings Immanuel Kant. Perhaps someday Kant’s other works will be given a similar treatment. In this rigorous translation even dummy words like ” aber ” and ” doch ” are not neglected.
One way to mitigate the difficulty of Kant’s style without distorting his arguments would be to divide up his elegantly opaque and overly long sentences into “accessible bites” as Francine Baker puts it, in her Kantian Review discussion of recent Groundwork translations. Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason.
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy: Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
Is the Groundwork the grounding or foundation ” of ” or ” for ” his projected Metaphysics of Morals? But one could argue, pedantically, that the plural “foundations” or “principles” is mistaken. Cause, Principle and Unity: Morale changes Gregor’s “a ground that is not moral” to “the immoral ground.
Take a comparatively short and simple example; Kant writes:. Contents Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition. Description 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. Looking for beautiful books? Her translation seems to be intended mainly for grounwork scholars, readers sophisticated in philosophy and at ease with the English of the highly educated.
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Request removal from index. The definition of “inclination” at 4: This volume will be of wide interest to students of ethics and of legal and political philosophy. Serious students of Kant will be grateful to Mr. Beyond Good and Evil: 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 Groundwotk of Morals Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future Friedrich Nietzsche.