Kant by Christine M. Korsgaard
Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)

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Published in 1785, 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 identify and corroborate the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. He argues that human beings are ends in themselves, never to be used by anyone merely as a means, and that universal and unconditional obligations must be understood as an expression of the human capacity for autonomy and self-governance. As such, they are laws of freedom. This volume contains Mary Gregor's acclaimed translation of the work, sympathetically revised by Jens Timmermann, and an accessible, updated introduction by Christine Korsgaard.
 

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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was born in Konigsberg, Prussia, where he remained his entire life. His others works include Critique of Pure Reason and Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone. Christine M. Korsgaard is Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. She is the author of Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity (2010), The Constitution of Agency (2009), The Sources of Normativity (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and Creating the Kingdom of Ends (Cambridge University Press, 1996). Jens Timmermann is Senior Lecturer in Moral Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals': A Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and of Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals': A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Jens Timmermann is Reader in Moral Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Sittengesetz und Freiheit (2003). He is the editor of Kant's Critique of Practical Reason: A Critical Guide (with Andrews Reath, Cambridge University Press, 2010) and of Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
 
Published April 18, 1996 by Cambridge University Press. 277 pages
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