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Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory: Selected Essays

Andrews Reath


This book contains chapters on various features of Kant's moral psychology and moral theory, with particular emphasis on a conception of rational agency autonomy. The opening chapters explore different elements of Kant's views about motivation, including an account of respect for morality as the distinctive moral motive and a view of the principle of happiness as a representation of the shared structure of non-moral choice. These chapters stress the unity of Kant's moral psychology by arguing that moral and non-moral considerations motivate in essentially the same way. Several of the chapters ... More

Keywords: moral psychology, moral theory, motivation, moral motive, non-moral choice, political metaphors, ethics, moral law, Formula of Universal Law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199288830
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199288836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrews Reath, author
University of California, Riverside
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