Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Author(s): Matthew C. Altman
Published Online: 6 OCT 2011 05:23AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470657669
Online ISBN: 9781118114162
About this Book
Kant and Applied Ethics makes an important contribution to Kant scholarship, illuminating the vital moral parameters of key ethical debates.
- Offers a critical analysis of Kant's ethics, interrogating the theoretical bases of his theory and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses
- Examines the controversies surrounding the most important ethical discussions taking place today, including abortion, the death penalty, and same-sex marriage
- Joins innovative thinkers in contemporary Kantian scholarship, including Christine Korsgaard, Allen Wood, and Barbara Herman, in taking Kant's philosophy in new and interesting directions
- Clarifies Kant's legacy for applied ethics, helping us to understand how these debates have been structured historically and providing us with the philosophical tools to address them