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Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals By Immanuel Kant
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What is morally permissible? What is morally obligatory? These questions form the core of a vast amount of philosophical reasoning. Kant here developed a basis for the answers. In this book, Kant... More > asks what sort of maxim might function as a guide to appropriate action under a given set of circumstances. By universalizing such a maxim, would morally permissible behavior not become clear? Suppose that everyone were to behave in accordance with this maxim. If everyone followed the maxim in the same way without harm to civilized culture, then the behavior would be morally permissible. But what if no one followed the maxim? Would civilization thereby be at risk? In such a case, the behavior would be morally obligatory. Kant's test, known as the Categorical Imperative, is a logical proof of the Golden Rule and the centerpiece of this work. It constitutes his best-known contribution to ethical discussion, and a familiarity with his reasoning in this book is essential to students of philosophy, religion, and history.< Less
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals By Immanuel Kant
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Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, is Immanuel Kant's first contribution to moral philosophy. It argues for an a priori basis for morality. Where the Critique of Pure Reason laid... More > out Kant's metaphysical and epistemological ideas, this relatively short, primarily meta-ethical, work was intended to outline and define the concepts and arguments shaping his future work The Metaphysics of Morals. Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals is notable for its explanation of the categorical imperative, which is the central concept of Kant’s moral philosophy. Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals is broken into a preface, followed by three sections. Kant's argument works from common reason up to the supreme unconditional law, in order to identify its existence. He then works backwards from there to prove the relevance and weight of the moral law.< Less
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals By David Hume
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Shortly before his death, David Hume declared his Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (1751) to be the best of his many writings. In this highly influential work, Hume sets out his theory of... More > justice and benevolence, and the other virtues, and argues that morality is founded on the natural feelings or `sentiments' of humankind.< Less
An Enquiry Concerning The Principles Of Morals By David Hume
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Shortly before his death, David Hume declared his Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (1751) to be the best of his many writings. In this highly influential work, Hume sets out his theory of... More > justice and benevolence, and the other virtues, and argues that morality is founded on the natural feelings or `sentiments' of humankind. 130 Pages< Less
An Enquiry Concerning The Principles Of Morals By David Hume
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Shortly before his death, David Hume declared his Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (1751) to be the best of his many writings. In this highly influential work, Hume sets out his theory of... More > justice and benevolence, and the other virtues, and argues that morality is founded on the natural feelings or `sentiments' of humankind. 130 Pages< Less
Principles Of Morals And Legislation By JEREMY BENTHAM
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JEREMY BENTHAM Principles of Morals and Legislation Jeremy Bentham, the son and grandson of attorneys, was born in London on February 15, 1748. He was called to the Bar, but did not practise. His... More > fame rests on his work in the fields of jurisprudence, political science, and ethics. He is accounted the founder of the "utilitarian" school of philosophy, of which the theory is that the production of the "greatest happiness of the greatest number" is the criterion of morals and the aim of politics. Dying on June 6, 1832, his body, in accordance with his own wishes, was dissected, and his skeleton dressed in his customary garb and preserved in the University College, London.< Less
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation By Jeremy Bentham
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Jeremy Bentham has come to be considered a or the founding figure of modern utilitarianism, through his own work and that of his students. These included his secretary and collaborator on the... More > utilitarian school of philosophy, James Mill; James Mill's son John Stuart Mill; John Austin, legal philosopher; and several political leaders, including Robert Owen, a founder of modern socialism. He has been described as the "spiritual founder" of University College London (UCL), though he played little direct part in its foundation. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation is considered to be one of the most popular of his works. This book is known for its deep insight and detailed handling of the subjects. Every minute point has been discussed very logically, with complete understanding of the time.< Less
AN ENQUIRY CONCERNING THE PRINCIPLES OF MORALS By David Hume, David Hume
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Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals (Illustrated) By Immanuel Kant
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"Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals" is Immanuel Kant's classic exposition of moral philosophy. In this work Kant sets forth a system for determining what is and what isn't... More > moral. Kant's ideas on morality are intriguing and exemplary of his deft at philosophical writing and thinking. "Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals" is a must read for any student of philosophy.< Less
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (Illustrated) By David Hume
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Shortly before his death, David Hume declared his Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (1751) to be the best of his many writings. In this highly influential work, Hume sets out his theory of... More > justice and benevolence and the other virtues, and argues that morality is founded on the natural feelings or sentiments of humankind.< Less