Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) [Immanuel Kant, Mary Gregor, Christine M. Korsgaard] on. The Metaphysics of Morals is Kant’s major work in applied moral philosophy in which he Mary Gregor’s translation, revised for publication in the Cambridge Texts in the Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, in Focus. Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato’s This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor.

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Critique of Practical Reason. Her translation seems to be intended mainly for other scholars, readers sophisticated in philosophy and at ease with the English of the highly educated. But one could argue, pedantically, that the plural “foundations” or “principles” is mistaken. The result was a lengthy but disorganized manuscript that was first published in under the title Opus Postumum.

Mary J. Gregor (ed.), Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals – PhilPapers

Timmermann’s bilingual Index of Key Terms will be of great utility to any reader. Immanuel Kant – – Cambridge University Press. Pagination of the meraphysics Prussian Academy of Sciences edition of is helpfully given in the left hand margins of the German pages.

Mary Gregor’s translation, revised for publication in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy series, groujdwork the only complete translation of the whole text, and includes extensive annotation on Kant’s difficult and sometimes unfamiliar vocabulary.

Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy: Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

Immanuel KantChristine M. Zweig”Foundations” L. Other books kaht this series. Table of contents Section I: Kant’s second edition, published inwhich corrects some of the errors in the printing of the first edition ofis the basic text. My disagreement with the translation of unsittlich at 4: Contents Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition.


Cause, Principle and Unity: Allen Wood and this reviewer take Kant’s statement in the Groundwork as decisive and render ” zur ” as “for” rather than “of”: History of Western Philosophy. What difference does it make? Review quote “This is a good translation of Kant’s historically important though brief essay on the foundation of moral theory.

In everyday German the word can certainly mean “immoral,” but that is not how Kant uses it here, where he is contrasting metaphgsics that happen to conform to the moral law coincidently, one might say from actions done just because of such conformity. Recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students. Abbott”Groundwork” H.

Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason.

Kant, however, had perceived an important gap in his system and had begun rethinking its foundations. An introductory note is extremely interesting in discussing some of the ways German has changed since Kant’s day. For grounework readers especially, his style of writing is after all that of the eighteenth century and his convoluted sentences, though sometimes eloquent and inspiring, can be a deterrent and a distraction from the power of his insights.

Beyond Good and Evil: In the interest of full disclosure, this reviewer must admit to being a translator and co-author, with Thomas E.

Granted, it’s a joy to struggle with and triumph over some of Kant’s sentences, and from the point of view of historical and linguistic interests, the ideal of absolute fidelity cannot be faulted.


Account Options Sign in. Find it on Scholar. Editorial notes and a bilingual index are included — the index is very thorough — but as Timmermann explains, groundsork editorial notes avoid philosophical controversies occasioned by Kant’s claims and do not serve as a guide to Kant’s thought. Transition from popular moral philosophy to metaphysics of morals; Section III: Fear and Trembling C.

Korsgaard that examines and explains Kant’s argument. Sign in Create an account. Kant argues that every human being is an end in himself or herself, never to be used as a groudwork by others, and that moral obligation is an expression of the human capacity for autonomy or self-government.

Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. Speeches to metaphysic Cultured Despisers Friedrich D. Korsgaard that examines and explains Kant’s argument. There is of course a certain pleasure in deciphering Kant’s lengthy sentences, looking for the referent of his pronouns, and puzzling over the sequence of his clauses — a pleasure that helps to motivate Metahpysics translators!

For Anglophone readers, there are also currently a half dozen more than adequate English translations easily obtainable, and some of these are easier to read than this one — easier both in darkness of the print my copy looks very pale except for the bold page numbers in the Editorial Notes and in rendering Kantian sentences groindwork English-sounding prose. And Essays on Magic Giordano Bruno. Nor are the difficulties in reading this English Groundwork limited to Kant’s vocabulary.