The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,173,809 members ⚫ 1,357,844 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Kant's Search for the Supreme Principle of Morality

Kant's Search for the Supreme Principle of Morality by Samuel J. Kerstein
Buy this eBook
US$ 29.00 US$ 25.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
At the core of Kant's ethics lies the claim that if there is a supreme principle of morality then it cannot be a principle based on utilitarianism or Aristotelian perfectionism or the Ten Commandments. The only viable candidate for such a principle is the categorical imperative. This book is the most detailed investigation of this claim. It constructs a new, criterial reading of Kant's derivation of one version of the categorical imperative: the Formula of Universal Law. This reading shows this derivation to be far more compelling than contemporary philosophers tend to believe. It also reveals a novel approach to deriving another version of the categorical imperative, the Formula of Humanity, a principle widely considered to be the most attractive Kantian candidate for the supreme principle of morality. This book will be important not just for Kant scholars but for a broad swathe of students of philosophy.
Cambridge University Press; May 2002
242 pages; ISBN 9780511029783
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Kant's Search for the Supreme Principle of Morality
Author: Samuel J. Kerstein
 
ISBNs
0511029780
9780511029783
9780521810890