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Significance and System: Essays on Kant's Ethics

Mark Timmons


This collection brings together nine previously published essays on Kant’s ethics, plus one new chapter on Kant’s conception of moral evil, by Mark Timmons. The collection is divided into three parts. In Part I, Interpreting the Categorical Imperative, the author explores the complexities of Kant’s universal law formulation of the Categorical Imperative as well as semantic and epistemological elements of its justification. This part includes “Necessitation and Justification in Kant’s Ethics,” “Decision Procedures, Moral Criteria, and the Problem of Relevant Descriptions,” “The Categorical Impe ... More

Keywords: Kant, ethical theory, categorical imperative, character, evil, motive, rightness, gratitude, vice, virtue

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190203368
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203368.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Timmons, author
Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona