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

by Matthew C. Altman

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

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

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

This is a competent, clear, and evenhanded assessment of the relevance of Kant s thought for current moral debates. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty. (Choice, 1 October 2012) Kant and Applied Ethics is a stimulating attempt to assess the relevance of Kantian theory for contemporary moral problems. Kantian moral philosophers will find much to disagree with, but there is no doubt that the book raises important puzzles for Kantian moral theory. Those unpersuaded by Kantian theory may find ammunition to use against Kantianism. Those who wish to defend Kant's theory may find a helpful formulation of some serious challenges to Kant's moral philosophy. (Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 30 June 2012)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780470657669
Publication date: 14th October 2011
Author: Matthew C. Altman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 330 pages
Categories: Philosophy: epistemology & theory of knowledge, Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900,

About Matthew C. Altman

Matthew C. Altman is an assistant professor of philosophy and director of the William O. Douglas Honors College at Central Washington University. He is the author of A Companion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (2008) as well as many articles in ethics, applied ethics, social/political philosophy, and the history of philosophy.

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