Kant is a genius. He's regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe & of the late Enlightenment. Of course there is more to it th. The Doctrine of Right is the main reason why I read the book. conscience, virtue, wisdom, etc. May 31st 1996 Sentences were often paragraphs long with circular themes. The original edition of Kant: Political Writings was first published in 1970, and has long been established as the principal English-language edition of this important body of writing. I like Kant's categorical imperative which suggests we do things for the good within the good itself. In addition to a general introduction assessing Kant's political thought in terms of his fundamental principles of politics, this edition also contains such useful student aids as notes on the texts, a comprehensive bibliography, and a new postscript, looking at some of the principal issues in Kantian scholarship that have arisen since first publication. As usual, when we're talking about Metaphysics or first things, I get a headache. Some of these resources are available to instructors only, and not all by Cambridge University Press. We’d love your help. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785; German: Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten; also known as the Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals, and the Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals) is the first of Immanuel Kant's mature works on moral philosophy and remains one of the most influential in the field. Immanuel Kant was an 18th-century philosopher from Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Metaphysics of Morals is Kant's final major work in moral philosophy. Introduction to What is Orientation in Thinking? Kant isn't easy to read, but he makes his case well. These resources are supplementary materials for instructors and/or I am glad though to have their works and to be able to challenge myself in not only reading but also in analyzing my own ethics. In this new, expanded edition, two important texts illustrating Kants's view of history are included for the first time: his reviews of Herder's Ideas on the Philosophy of The History of Mankind and Conjectures on the Beginning of Human History; as well as the essay What is Orientation in Thinking. I can see the flaw in human nature for doing things because of the outcome - - what Kant refers to as the hypothetical imperative. The translator certainly bears a certain amount of the burden of guilt in literally having literally propagated Kant's literary sins, and god only knows what he was thinking about being 100% faithful in his reproduction of Kant's argumentative style, or perhaps how overly-enamored he was of Kant, his ideas, or both that he could not bear to lose a single word of the text, no matter how often it was over-used. For those of you who think Kant is unreadable, you should read it. For all those interested in ethics, Kant is a must read. To see what your friends thought of this book, All of Kant's existence has dedicated to the Sovereign Good, and his whole philosophy follows: "There is nowhere anything in the world, nor even in general outside it, that it is possible to thinking and which could without restriction taken for good, except for goodwill. All legislation, whether relating to internal or external action, and whether prescribed a priori by mere reason or laid down by the will of another, involves two elements: First, a law which represents the action that ought to happen as necessary objectively, thus making the action a duty; second, a motive which connects the principle determining the will to this action with the mental representation of the law subjectively, so that the law makes duty the motive of the action. Cliff notes should work for everyone, and unless you really want to dig in just stick with those. In this new, expanded edition, two important texts illustrating Kants's view of history are included for the first time: his reviews of Herder's Ideas on the Philosophy of The History of Mankind and Conjectures on the Beginning of Human History; as well as the essay What is Orientation in Thinking. I cannot imagine thinking as deeply as Kant and other philosophers did. It comprises two parts: the "Doctrine of Right," which deals with the rights that people have or can acquire, and the "Doctrine of Virtue," which deals with the virtues they ought to acquire. Welcome back. students that support enhanced teaching and learning outcomes. I do, however, disagr. Life is too short to read a book this poorly written, even if it contains new insight on important topics. I cannot imagine thinking as deeply as Kant and other philosophers did. It comprises two parts: the "Doctrine of Right," which deals with the rights that people have or can acquire, and the "Doctrine of Virtue," which deals with the virtues they ought to acquire.