Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant

Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Immanuel Kant
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Immanuel Kant was actively concerned with issues in the philosophy of natural science throughout his career. The Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science presents his most mature reflections on these themes in the context of both his critical philosophy, presented in the Critique of Pure Reason, and the natural science of his time. This volume features a new translation which is especially clear and accurate, together with an historical and philosophical introduction and a guide to further reading.

Publisher 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. In Kant's own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor, together with an introduction by Christine M. Korsgaard that examines and explains Kant's argument.

“This is a good translation of Kant's historically important though brief essay on the foundation of moral theory. Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students.” Choice “The new translation by the late Mary Gregor of Kant's classic work on moral theory ought to become the standard edition for both ethics and Kant courses.” Ethics

Author Biography

German philosopherImmanuel Kant (1724-1804) published his “Critique of Pure Reason” in 1781, the “Critique of Practical Reason” in 1788, and the “Critique of Judgment” in 1790. John T. Goldthwait is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, State University of New York, Plattsburgh.

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Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals