Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (3rd ed.)

with On a Supposed Right to Lie because of Philanthropic Concerns

by Immanuel Kant, James W. Ellington

Series: Hackett Classics

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  • 160384452X
  • 9780872201668
  • 9781603844529
  • 9781603845212

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.


  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; June 1993
  • ISBN: 9781603844529
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
  • Series: Hackett Classics
  • Author: Immanuel Kant; James W. Ellington (trans.)
  • Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 160384452X
  • 9780872201668
  • 9781603844529
  • 9781603845212

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I love teaching this edition of the Groundwork. It is highly readable while accurate, and affordable for undergraduates. --Mark LeBar, Ohio University