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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What we have is a foundation for a book yet to be written. GregorMary GregorDesmond M. The distinction Kant is concerned with is that of actions done “out of duty” and actions that may be consistent with morality but are not motivated by it.

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Surely he does not think of the latter as “immoral” in the way actions contrary to duty — metaphysucs in the pejorative sense — are.

Timmermann changes Gregor’s “a ground that is not moral” to “the immoral ground. Allen Wood and this reviewer take Kant’s statement in the Groundwork as decisive and render ” zur ” as “for” rather than kkant Evidently noticing that in this context “immoral” would be linguistically correct but philosophically mistaken, Paton and Hill and Zweig, among others chose “non-moral” for unsittlich ; Beck has “unmoral.

Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason. Not all the emendations are felicitous. At the age of 74, most philosophers who are still active are engaged in consolidating and defending views they have already worked out. How should we translate ” Grundlegung ” and ” zur ” in the title Grundlegung zur Metaphysic der Sitten?

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For contemporary readers especially, his style of writing is after all that of the eighteenth century and his convoluted sentences, though sometimes eloquent and inspiring, can be a deterrent and a distraction from the power of his insights. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

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Kant’s second edition, published inwhich corrects some of the errors in the printing of the first metaphywics ofis the basic text. Perhaps someday Kant’s other works will be given a similar treatment.

That was the considered view of the late Lewis White Beck who pointed out to me that his own translation’s choice of the plural term “Foundations” was in error — as was also Abbott’s “Fundamental Principles” — since it is an important part of Kant’s theory that there is only one foundation for the various principles of duty surveyed and defended in the Metaphysics of Morals, viz.

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For readers who know some German and want to know exactly what Kant actually wrote, rather than how his words have been interpreted or misinterpreted by his disciples and critics, there is much to be said for acquiring this edition of Kant’s most famous work in ethics.


Then, partly through the influence of former student J. For many readers, however, ggoundwork Kant would be more rewording if it were less like an obstacle course.

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Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: The Best Books of Timmermann’s bilingual Index grouundwork Key Terms will be tne great utility to any reader. Herder, whose writings on anthropology and history challenged his Enlightenment convictions, Kant turned his attention to issues in the philosophy of morality and history, writing several short essays on the philosophy of history and sketching his ethical theory in the Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals.

Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason. A translator’s decision could rest on how much weight is put on Kant’s remark 4: The definition of “inclination” at 4: That is evidently not a procedure countenanced by Gregor or Timmermann. Find it on Scholar. Human, All Too Human: Review quote “This is a good translation of Kant’s historically important though brief essay on the foundation of moral theory.