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Immanuel Kant

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Edited by Thomas E. Hill, Jr.
Arnulf Zweig

January 2003

ISBN: 9780198751809

304 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

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This new edition and translation of Kant's classic work on the fundamental questions of ethics is designed especially for students. An extensive and comprehensive introduction explains the central concepts of Groundwork and looks at Kant's main lines of argument. Detailed notes aim to clarify Kant's thoughts and to correct some common misunderstandings of his doctrines.

  • Accessible and practical guide to Kant's most well-known work in ethics
  • New accurate and clear translation by Arnulf Zweig
  • Includes editorial material specially written for students new to the subject, including a sketch of Kant's life, a substantial introduction and an analysis of the main arguments of the text
  • Hill is an extremely well-regarded and influential commentator on Kant's moral philosophy and Zweig is a very gifted translator of Kant

About the Author(s)

Edited by Thomas E. Hill, Jr., Kenan Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Arnulf Zweig, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Oregon; Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Baruch College, City University of New York

Table of Contents

    PART 1: INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL
    How to Use this Book
    Abbreviations for Kant's Works
    A Sketch of Kant's Life
    Editor's Introduction: Some Main Themes of the Groundwork
    Analysis of Arguments
    Supplementary Reading
    PART 2: THE TEXT
    GROUNDWORK FOR THE METAPHYSICS OF MORALS
    Preface
    I:Passage from the Common Rational Knowledge of Morality to the Philosophical
    II:Transition from Popular Moral Philosophy to a Metaphysics of Morals
    III:Final Step from a Metaphysics of Morals to a Critique of Pure Practical Reason PART 3: REFERENCE MATERIAL
    Bibliography of Works Cited
    Index of Proper Names
    Index of Topics