Furthermore, I am grateful to the philosophy departments of the universities of St Andrews, Stirling and Göttingen for supporting my research. Kant against the 'spurious principles of morality' J. It traces the emergence of autonomy from Kant's earliest writings to the changes that he made to the concept in his mature works. Cultivating Virtue, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 87—110. In fifteen newly commissioned essays, leading Kant scholars discuss four sets of student notes reflecting different periods of Kant's career: those taken by Herder, Collins, Mrongovius and Vigilantius. However, some scholars have raised doubts as to whether Kant has a conception of value that could ground the Categorical Imperative.
Does one belittle them if one does not treat them like normal human adults, or would it be disrespectful and demanding too much if one did? This experiment has been authorized by the editors of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Generated Sat Mar 16 22:27:19 2019. Conscience can warn agents every time they are about to transgress the moral law and it retrospectively reproaches agents for transgressions, yet Kant believes that there is also a natural propensity to self-deception. . The original article and bibliography can be found. Morality is revealed to be a matter of autonomy.
Second, I argue that Kant does not have such a conception of value, and that his arguments rule out that value could ground his moral philosophy. The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism. I shall argue that Kant's conception of dignity is a more Stoic one: He conceives of dignity as sublimity Erhabenheit. My conclusion will be that Kant does not derive the Categorical Imperative from an underlying value. There is a much debate about how best to understand the relations among the several formulations of the categorical imperative.
Those whom we regard as morally good elicit our respect; we attribute dignity to them because of their morality. Entries with PhilPapers records have links on their titles. But Kant also says that human beings attain personal worth through fulfillment of the moral law. Die achtzehn Beiträge stammen teils von gestandenen und bekannten Experten, teils von jüngeren Autorinnen und Autoren. The essays in this volume, by international Kant scholars and moral philosophers, discuss Kant's philosophical development and his rejection of earlier moral theories, the role of happiness and inclination in the Groundwork, Kant's moral metaphysics and theory of value, and his attempt to justify the categorical imperative as a principle of freedom.
For instance, he talks about the dignity of a monarch to refer to his rank as the ruler of his subjects. Dies gilt insbesondere auch für die sogenannte Tugendlehre, den Teil des Werkes, welcher der Ethik gewidmet ist. What Kant is saying in the famous Grundlegung passage on dignity is that morality is raised above other determinations of will in that morality alone should be valued unconditionally. I will focus on a problem that has not yet received its due attention. Happiness in the Groundwork Alison Hills; 3.
Making the law visible: the role of examples in Kant's ethics Robert B. All share the dignity of humanity. While some of his passages could also be read as if value were foundational for Kant, a close look at these passages and his arguments point away from this conclusion. Wittwer, Héctor 2016-09-27 00:00:00 Besprochen von Prof. Acting from duty: inclination, reason and moral worth Jens Timmermann; 4. The essays are of wide theoretical interest and deftly address issues of interpretation along with broader normative issues arising from Kant's Groundwork.
Assuming that some but not all people are morally good, some human beings are superior to others. What is its history and its influence on contemporary conceptions? Today, this approach to ethical theory is as perplexing, controversial and inspiring as it was in 1785, when the Groundwork was first published. Inzwischen liegt eine ganze Reihe von Sammelbänden, Monographien und Aufsätzen zu diesem Spätwerk Kants vor. According to one dominant strand of it, human beings are equals under and through the moral law. The Emergence of Autonomy in Kant's Moral Philosophy is the first essay collection exclusively devoted to this topic.
On the basis of a few passages in the Grundlegung scholars often attribute to Kant a view of dignity as an absolute inner value all human beings possess. Most translations include volume and page numbers to this standard Academy edition. The essays cover a diverse range of topics, from the relation between Kant's lectures and the Baumgarten textbooks, to obligation, virtue, love, the highest good, freedom,. Ethics and anthropology in the development of Kant's moral philosophy Manfred Kuehn; 2. This is an automatically generated and experimental page If everything goes well, this page should display the bibliography of the aforementioned article as it appears in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, but with links added to PhilPapers records and Google Scholar for your convenience. The essays offer a close historical and. When Kant refers to the dignity of humanity, he expresses the view that human beings have a prerogative over the rest of nature in virtue of being free.
The moral law as causal law Robert N. Dies gilt insbesondere auch für die sogenannte Tugendlehre, den Teil des Werkes, welcher der Ethik gewidmet ist. This paper is indebted to discussion with and feedback from Marcia Baron, Claudia Blöser, Alix Cohen, Paul Guyer, Samuel Kahn, Nora Kassan, Stefano Lo Re, Sofie Møller, Adrian Piper, Joe Saunders, Oliver Sensen and Jens Timmerman. Die achtzehn Beiträge stammen teils von gestandenen und bekannten Experten, teils von jüngeren Autorinnen und Autoren. I look at what Kantian respect is, how he justifies the requirement to respect others, and what it demands more specifically.