The Practice of Moral Judgment
By (author) Barbara Herman
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Practice of Moral Judgment by Barbara Herman
Book DescriptionBarbara Herman argues for a radical shift in the way we perceive Kant's ethics. She reinterprets the key texts, at once allowing Kant to mean what he says while showing that what Kant says makes good moral sense. She urges us to abandon the tradition that describes Kantian ethics as deontology, a moral system of rules of duty. She finds the central idea of Kantian ethics not in duty but in practical rationality as a norm of unconditioned goodness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674697188
(235mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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A collection of the lectures on moral philosophy given by John Rawls over three decades of teaching at Harvard. This book looks at thinkers such as Leibniz, Hume and Kant, in their struggle to define the role of a moral conception in human life.
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Author Biography - Barbara Herman
Barbara Herman is Griffin Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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