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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Granted, it’s a joy to struggle with and triumph over some of Kant’s sentences, and from the point of view of historical and linguistic interests, the ideal of absolute fidelity cannot be faulted. Beyond Good and Evil: Sign in Create an account. Transition from popular moral philosophy to metaphysics of morals. See my remarks on ” unsittlich ,” below. Morzls the interest of full disclosure, this reviewer must admit to being a translator and co-author, with Thomas E.

Looking for beautiful books? Sign in to use this feature. Pagination of the standard Prussian Academy of Sciences edition of is helpfully given in the left hand margins of the German pages. I think that Mary Gregor’s scrupulous translation, with or without Timmermann’s changes, would not have eased old Wloemer’s pain.

Immanuel KantChristine M. For many readers, however, reading Kant would be more rewording if it were less like an obstacle course. Transition from metaphysics of morals to the if of pure practical reason. Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason.


Whether this enhances one’s philosophical understanding is another question. Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy: Critique of Moral Reason.

That is evidently not a procedure countenanced by Gregor or Timmermann. This volume will be of wide interest to students of ethics and of legal and political philosophy.

Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: This entry has no external links. Cambridge University PressApr 23, – Philosophy – 76 pages. The New Organon Francis Bacon. The German text is, in its spelling and punctuation, close to Kant’s original, a decision that gives some of Kant’s words a charmingly archaic appearance; e.

Transition from popular moral philosophy to metaphysics of morals; Section III: Timmermann, Gregor, and Paton, in their reading of zurtacitly reject or overlook Kant’s remark.

Then, partly through the influence of former student J. Book ratings by Goodreads. Selected pages Title Page. But reading Kant, whether in English or German, can be frustratingly difficult. Abbott”Groundwork” H. Table of contents Section I: This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor, together with an introduction by Christine M.

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 fregor power of his insights. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. The Metaphysics of Morals.

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Essential Readings with Commentary. That was true even for native German readers in Kant’s own day. A translator’s decision could rest on how much weight is put on Kant’s remark 4: Through his family pastor, Immanuel Kant received the opportunity to study at the newly founded Collegium Fredericianum, proceeding to the University of Konigsberg, where he was introduced to Wolffian philosophy and modern natural science by the philosopher Martin Knutzen.

Timmermann’s bilingual Index of Key Terms will be of great utility to any reader. Is the Groundwork the grounding or foundation ” of ” or ” for ” his projected Metaphysics of Morals? My disagreement with the translation of unsittlich at 4: An amusing confirmation of how formidable Kant’s prose looked to his contemporaries: GregorMary GregorDesmond M.

Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals

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. Kant, however, had perceived an important gap in his system and had begun rethinking its foundations. Korsgaard that examines and explains Kant’s argument. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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