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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Then, partly through the influence of former student J. Evidently noticing that in this context “immoral” would be linguistically correct but philosophically mistaken, Paton and Hill and Zweig, among others chose “non-moral” for unsittlich ; Beck has “unmoral. Between andKant published treatises on a number of scientific and philosophical subjects, including one in which he originated the nebular hypothesis of the origin of the solar system.
Transition from popular moral philosophy to metaphysics of morals. Mary Gregor’s translation, revised for publication in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy series, is the only complete translation of the whole text, and includes extensive annotation on Kant’s difficult and sometimes unfamiliar vocabulary.
The German text is, in its spelling and punctuation, close to Kant’s original, a decision that gives some of Kant’s words a charmingly archaic groundowrk e.
That was the considered view of the late Lewis White Beck who pointed out to me that his own translation’s choice of the plural term “Foundations” was in error — as was also Abbott’s “Fundamental Principles” — since it is an important part of Kant’s theory that there is only one foundation for the various principles of duty surveyed and defended in the Metaphysics of Morals, viz.
Korsgaard that examines and explains Kant’s argument.
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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. Lambert and Moses Mendelssohn, but a professorship eluded Kant until he was over In Kant’s own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, Kant’s Metaphysics thd Morals: A new introduction by Roger Sullivan sets the work in its historical and philosophical context.
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The Metaphysics of Morals. For many readers, however, reading Kant would be more rewording thee it were less like an obstacle course. 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.
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Find it on Scholar. At the age of 74, most philosophers who are still active are engaged in consolidating and defending views they have already worked out. That was true even for native German readers in Kant’s own day.
From tohe served as tutor in various households near Konigsberg. Of course that entails some compromise with the ideal of an exact translation.
Request removal from index. Sign in Create an account. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The index is very thorough, so if maru example one wanted to see what Kant means by “inclinations” and where exactly he claimed that a rational being would wish not to have any inclinations at all, one could find it in this index under Neigung inclination.
This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor, together with an introduction mmorals Christine M. But one could argue, pedantically, that the plural “foundations” or “principles” is mistaken. Nor are the difficulties in reading this English Groundwork limited to Kant’s vocabulary.
Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals
Take a comparatively short and simple example; Kant writes: Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition; Section II: Theological-Political Treatise Jonathan Israel. Transition from popular moral philosophy to metaphysics of morals; Section III: Review quote “This is a good translation of Kant’s historically important though brief essay on the foundation of moral theory.
And Essays on Magic Giordano Bruno. Timmermann changes Gregor’s “a ground that is not moral” to “the immoral ground. Cambridge University Press Amazon.