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Kant’s Ethical Theory: An Overview

Thomas E. Hill Jr.

in Virtue, Rules, and Justice

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199692002
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741241 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692002.003.0002
Kant’s Ethical Theory: An Overview

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This introductory chapter presents a concise summary of major themes in Kant’s moral philosophy, broadly conceived. Topics include Kant’s a priori method for basic questions, the special features of moral judgments, the formulations of the Categorical Imperative, justice and the moral obligation to obey the law, and ethics and religion.

Keywords: Kant; ethical theory; moral philosophy; a priori method; categorical imperative; moral judgments; justice

Chapter.  5449 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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