Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy

Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy

Author(s): Matthew C. Altman

Published Online: 6 OCT 2011 05:23AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470657669

Online ISBN: 9781118114162

DOI: 10.1002/9781118114162

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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Applying Kant's Ethics

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  2. Part II: Kantian Arguments against Kant's Conclusions

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  3. Part III: Limitations of Kant's Theory

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