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Kantian Moral Theory and the Destruction of the Self

by Sandra Fairbanks

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Westview Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present,
  • Modern Ethics,
  • Philosophy Of The 18th Century,
  • Philosophy,
  • Movements - Existentialism,
  • History & Surveys - Modern

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8025001M
    ISBN 100813391334
    ISBN 109780813391335

    Kant's Moral Theory. Kant's Moral Philosophy is, as you would expect, difficult to understand. It has become popular in our times, mainly as a viable alternative to utilitarianism. Since utilitarian theory downplays the moral significance of such important elements as respect, human dignity, individual rights, and minority protection, an.   Kantian autonomy and the moral self. Link/Page Citation KANT'S ACCOUNT OF AUTONOMY is not designed to solve the traditional problem of free will. It is a response to the problem of heteronomy rather than the problem of determinism. this claim is worth repeating in a way that makes its relevance to his moral theory crystal clear: the concept.

    Problems with Kant's Theory. 1. The theory applies only to rational agents. It would not apply to non-humans or to humans who are not rational, e.g., humans with brain malfunctioning, illness or persistent vegetative coma. 2. The theory cannot resolve conflicts between duties: a. between two perfect duties. b. Competing Conceptions of the Self in Kantian and Buddhist Moral Theories David Cummiskey 1. Introduction Kantians emphasize the separateness and distinctness of persons. Budd-hists, on the other hand, emphasize the interconnectedness and commonali-ty of all persons, and all forms of life. The starting point of Chinese Budd-File Size: 62KB.

    a bite of independence through self sufficiency This book is a must read for scholars interested in Hegel and in the contemporary tradition of Kantian constructivism in moral and political philosophy. tweet; Super Baby Food and Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury is a major challenge both to economic theory and to media explanations. Allen Wood investigates Kant's conception of ethical theory, using it to develop a viable approach to the rights and moral duties of human beings. By remaining closer to Kant's own view of the aims of ethics, Wood's understanding of Kantian ethics differs from the received 'constructivist' interpretation, especially on such matters as the.


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Kantian Moral Theory and the Destruction of the Self by Sandra Fairbanks Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Kantian Moral Theory and the Destruction of the Self, Sandra Fairbanks defends Kantian moral theory against the criticisms that allege adherence to Kantian morality damages, even destroys, an agent's personality and crushes his or her hopes of having satisfying personal relationships and attaining nks argues that there is no need to polarize value theory by relegating Cited by: 1.

Synopsis This book defends Kantian moral theory against the claim that it damages the Kantian agent's integrity, self-development, and capacity to function well in personal relationships. In Kantian Moral Theory and the Destruction of the Self, Sandra Fairbanks defends Kantian moral theory Author: Sandra Fairbanks.

Kantian moral theory and the destruction of the self. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Jane Fairbanks.

Kantian Moral Theory and the Destruction of the Self Sandra Jane Fairbanks Boulder and Oxford Westview Press x + Hardback£Author: Richard Norman. Kantian ethics refers to a deontological ethical theory developed by the German philosopher Immanuel theory is stated as: "It is impossible to think of anything at all in the world, or indeed even beyond it, that could be considered good without limitation except a good will.".

Get this from a library. Kantian moral theory and the destruction of the self. [Sandra Jane Fairbanks]. This book, sure to become a standard reference work, is a comprehensive, lucid, and systematic commentary on Kant's practical (or moral) philosophy.

Kant is arguably the most important moral philosopher of the modern period. Using as nontechnical a language as possible, Professor Sullivan offers a detailed, authoritative account of Kant's moral philosophy - including his ethical theory, his 4/5(1).

Moreover, even scholars working with Kant's moral theory oftentimes focus on one or two or perhaps three texts to the exclusion of the rest of his work, to the point of ignoring completely what Kant has to say about ethics in some of his works less directly concerned with moral by: On what moral ground, can I, a Kantian, use the pulverizer.

While Kant himself does not discuss this type of scenario (called self-defense under an innocent aggressor), a moral theory informed by the Kantian maxim (Never treat others as mere means) has been developed in the.

Therefore, unproductivity, suicide, or any form of self-destruction is inherently immoral. Kant’s Definition of Morality. Kant’s moral philosophy is a deontological normative theory, which is to say he rejects the utilitarian idea that the rightness of an action is a function of how fruitful its outcome is.

1. An Introduction to Kantian Ethics. Immanuel Kant was born in in Königsberg in East Prussia, where he died in Kant is famous for revolutionising how we think about just about every aspect of the world — including science, art, ethics, religion, the self and reality.

Our next stop on our tour of ethics is Kant’s ethics. Today Hank explains hypothetical and categorical imperatives, the universalizability principle, autonomy, and what it means to treat people. KANTIAN ETHICS.

German philosopher Immanuel Kant () was an opponent of utilitarianism. Leading 20 th century proponent of Kantianism: Professor Elizabeth Anscombe ().

Basic Summary: Kant, unlike Mill, believed that certain types of actions (including murder, theft, and lying) were absolutely prohibited, even in cases where the action would bring about more happiness than the. Kantian Ethics – Understanding the Moral Law “Two things fill with amazement, the starry heavens above and the moral law within.” Kant Nice Summary of Kantian Ethics by Allen Wood Kant’s moral philosophy is grounded on several related values.

Its primary idea. All the collections follow his ground-breaking book on the paralogisms, Kant's Theory of Mind (), one of the most influential books in modern Kant scholarship and a major factor in the revival of interest in Kant's metaphysics.

Ameriks had argued in that book that before we categorize Kant as the destroyer of all metaphysics, we should. An Introduction to Kantian Ethics. 1 Immanuel Kant was born in in Königsberg in East Prussia, where he died in Kant is famous for revolutionising how we think about just about every aspect of the world — including science, art, ethics, religion, the self and : Mark Dimmock, Andrew Fisher.

Deontological theories guide action with a set of moral principles or moral rules, but it is the actions themselves and their moral properties that are fundamental. This theory is sometimes called the Kantian theory because the work of Immanuel Kant (–) has a deep effect on its formulations.

Kantian ethics has struggled terribly with the challenge of incorporating non-human animals as beings to which we can owe obligations.

Christine Korsgaard’s Fellow Creatures is a bold, substantial attempt to meet that challenge. In this essay review, I set the scene for the book’s core argument, offer a reconstruction of that argument, and reflect on its strengths and limitations, arguing.

After all, it would appear to be the will to self‐destruction that is problematic, and we may suppose that who executes this will makes little difference. Kant's arguments for the wrongness of self‐killing are, however (I claim), unconvincing, and the factors that undermine my confidence in Kant's arguments are Kantian by:   Kantian considerations in favor of embryonic stem cell research.

Bertha Alvarez Manninen 1 Author information Wood makes this distinction as well in his book Kantian Ethics: if Kant's theory really endorses the claim that only actually rational or self-conscious beings have moral status, we would have no more duties toward infants and Cited by: 3.

HEGEL'S CRITIQUE OF KANTIAN MORALITY David Couzens Hoy IF the great contrast in contemporary meta-ethics is between utilitarian and deontological conceptions of how the theory of morality should be formulated, the major figures in the history of ethics will be Kant and Mill.

However, having died intwo years before Mill was born, Kant him.considers to be the key features of a Kantian theory of international law.

The opening line of A Philosophy of International Law makes Tes ón’s intentions clear: his book ‘defends the view, first developed by Immanuel Kant, that international law and domestic justice are fundamentally connected ’ (p.

1). Domestic justice, for Tes ón.[Show full abstract] the obligatory nature of morality that led Kant to develop his critical moral theory grounded in the concept of the self-legislating moral agent. Accordingly, Stern contends Author: Patrick Kain.