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Barbara 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 Details

ISBN: 9780674697188
ISBN-10: 0674697189
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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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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