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The Place of Duty Within the Kantian Framework of The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

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Abstract: In this essay, I investigate whether or not Kant’s conception of ‘duty’ in The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals can be read as applicable in everyday life. My concern is with the appropriateness of a practical, commonsense approach to Kant’s Groundwork. I postulate that, although Kant begins the Groundwork with a “Transition from the Common Rational Knowledge of Morality to the Philosophical”, it would be a mistake for us to think that the underlying principles of morality are drawn from practical, or empirical, circumstances or sources, though the principles are eventually used (in The Metaphysic of Morals) in a practical manner. In fact, such an error would signify a gross misunderstanding of the overall Kantian project. I have set out herein the appropriate and necessary context for an accurate reading of ‘duty’ within the Kantian project of morality, while maintaining a focus on the major related texts and... More > Kant’s method of approach.< Less
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Edition
Second Print Edition, Third Edition Revised
Publisher
Stephen Capone
Published
November 3, 2011
Language
English
Pages
46
File Format
PDF
File Size
222.24 KB

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