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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Her translation seems to be intended mainly for other scholars, readers sophisticated in philosophy and at ease with the English of the highly educated.

Table of contents Section I: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics: Cambridge University PressApr 23, – Philosophy – 76 pages. Kant argues that every human being is an end in himself or herself, never to be used as a means by others, and that moral obligation is an expression of the human capacity for autonomy or self-government. These attempts went on for four more years until the ravages of old age finally destroyed Kant’s capacity for further intellectual work.

Beyond Good and Evil: Cause, Principle and Unity: Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: Other books in this series. Perhaps someday Kant’s other works will be given a similar treatment.

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The result was a lengthy but disorganized manuscript that was first published in under the title Opus Postumum. Cambridge University Press Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals.


Visit our Beautiful Books page kxnt find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. But word for word and clause for clause translation is no ,etaphysics to the struggling reader who seeks to grasp the arguments buried in those sentences. The translation mirrors Kant’s construction I believe grammarians call it the optative subjunctive.

The early reviews were hostile and uncomprehending, and Kant’s attempt to make his theories more accessible in his Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics was largely unsuccessful. Serious students of Kant will be grateful to Mr.

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Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, in Focus. Words such as “propaedeutic,” “assertorical,” and “appetition” are not part of the working vocabulary even of fairly literate English speakers. Metaphysice stated on the dust cover, this volume contains the first facing-page German-English edition of Kant’s Groundwork. Lambert and Moses Mendelssohn, but a professorship eluded Kant until he was over Untimely Meditations Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

Kant’s second edition, published inwhich corrects some of the errors in the printing of the first edition ofis the basic text.

Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals

grounddork An introductory note is extremely interesting in discussing some of the ways German has changed since Kant’s day. Critique of Practical Reason. Account Options Sign in. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Limited preview – Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason. The definition of “inclination” at 4: Like other translators, Timmermann notices that the common translation ‘kingdom,’ as in Kant’s famous phrase, “kingdom of ends” might better be rendered as groundsork or ‘commonwealth’.


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Fear and Trembling Groundwodk. While it seems a trivial linguistic issue, illustrative of how picky translators can be, the choice implies something about the structure of Kant’s theory. His two chief works in the s were Religion Within the Bounds of Plain Reason and Metaphysics of Moralsthe first part of which contained Kant’s theory of right, law, and the political state.

Pagination of the standard Prussian Academy of Sciences edition of is helpfully given in the left hand margins of the German pages. Immanuel KantChristine M.

Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy: Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

A note on the word ” Reich ” caught my eye. Sign in Create an account. A translator’s decision could rest on how much weight is put on Kant’s remark 4: Zweig”Foundations” L. The Best Books of Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: Kant’s philosophy focuses attention on the active role of human reason in the process of knowing the world and on its autonomy in giving moral law.