General Introduction

Thomas E. Hill Jr.

in Virtue, Rules, and Justice

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199692002
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741241 | DOI:
General Introduction

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This general introduction describes briefly the aims of this volume and the range of topics discussed. The general introduction also indicates briefly some of the more distinctive features of the book’s chapters, for example, development of a framework for deliberation from Kant’s later formulations of the Categorical Imperative, a critical stance towards Kant’s distinction between justice and virtue, and attention to practical questions about revolution, treatment of criminals, and humanitarian interventions. The introduction also notes ways in which the interpretations here contrast with those of other commentators, for example, regarding moral weakness and whether it is possible to will to do something one knows to be wrong.

Keywords: Kant; distinctive features; topics; framework for deliberation; justice; virtue

Chapter.  6299 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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