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Introduction<sup>1</sup>

Robert N. Johnson

in Self-Improvement

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599349
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731556 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599349.003.0001
Introduction1

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In this chapter, the topic of a moral requirement of self-improvement is introduced, and the initial prospects for a broadly Kantian argument for this obligation are discussed. The author examines the motivations behind the project and distinguishes them from other issues.

Keywords: Aristotle; consequentialism; Kant; von Humboldt; Mill; Plato; perfectionism; virtue ethics

Chapter.  6496 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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