Kant, Duty and Moral Worth
By (author) Philip Stratton-Lake
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Kant, Duty and Moral Worth by Philip Stratton-Lake
Book DescriptionKant, Duty and Moral Worth is a fascinating and original examination of Kant's account of moral worth. The complex debate at the heart of Kant's philosophy is over whether Kant said moral actions have worth only if they are carried out from duty, or whether actions carried out from mixed motives can be good. Philip Stratton-Lake offers a unique account of acting from duty, which utilizes the distinction between primary and secondary motives. He maintains that the moral law should not be understood as a normative moral reason but as playing a transcendental role. Thus a Kantian account of moral worth is one where the virtuous agent may be responsive to concrete particular considerations, whilst preserving an essential role for universal moral principles. Kant, Duty and Moral Worth is a lucid examination of Kant's moral thought that will appeal to Kant scholars and anyone interested in moral theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415335577
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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On What We Owe to Each Other, Paperback (June 2004)
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Ethical Intuitionism, Paperback (August 2002)
Ethical intuitionism was the dominant moral theory in Britain for much of the 18th, 19th and the first third of the 20th century, before coming to be regarded as utterly untenable. Here, moral philosophers clarify and assess ethical intuitionism in the light of contemporary developments in theory.
Right and the Good, Hardback (August 2002)» View all books by Philip Stratton-Lake
This volume looks at the meaning of "right" and asks - what makes right acts right?.
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Author Biography - Philip Stratton-Lake
Philip Stratton-Lake is senior lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading. He is the editor of Ethical Intuitionism: Re-evaluations (Clarendon, 2002); the new edition of W.D. Ross's classic of 20th Century philosophy The Right and the Good (Clarendon, 2002); and On What We Owe to Each Other (Blackwell, forthcoming).
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