Translated by Mary Gregor, Jens Timmermann, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Online publication date: June 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. Kant, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, in: Mary Gregor, ed: Texts in the Kant, Practical Philosophy, in: Mary Gregor, ed: The Cambridge Edition of the.

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Timmermann, Gregor, and Paton, in their reading of zurtacitly reject or overlook Kant’s remark. Kant’s philosophy focuses attention on the active role of human reason in the process of knowing the world and on its autonomy in giving moral law.

Kant’s second metaphyskcs, 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: Kant’s new philosophical approach began to receive attention in through a series of articles in a widely circulated Gottingen journal by the Jena philosopher K. Sign in to use this feature.

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Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals

Timmermann changes Gregor’s “a ground that is not moral” to “the immoral ground. Through his family pastor, Immanuel Kant metaphysjcs the opportunity to study at the newly founded Collegium Fredericianum, proceeding to the University of Konigsberg, where he was introduced grebor Wolffian philosophy and modern natural science by the philosopher Martin Knutzen. Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written.

Her own style is highly formal; she sounds like Kant.

Beckand “Grounding” J. In Kant’s own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, But one could argue, pedantically, that the plural “foundations” or “principles” is mistaken. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor, together with an introduction by Christine M.


Surely he does not think of the latter as “immoral” in the way actions contrary to duty — unsittlich in the pejorative sense — are. Cambridge University Press These attempts went on for four more years until the ravages of old age finally destroyed Kant’s capacity for further intellectual work. As a former refugee from another ReichI enjoyed his ironic remark, “There is little temptation to leave the word untranslated.

Perhaps someday Kant’s other works will be given a similar treatment. Request removal from index. Sign in Create an account.

Allen Wood and this reviewer take Kant’s statement in the Groundwork as decisive and render ” zur ” as “for” rather than “of”: Find it on Scholar. Readers wanting help in understanding Kant’s arguments should consult commentaries, of which there are currently quite a few. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

One way to mitigate the difficulty of Kant’s style without distorting his arguments would msry to divide up his elegantly opaque and overly long sentences into “accessible bites” as Fregor Baker puts it, in her Kantian Review discussion of recent Groundwork translations.

The Metaphysics of Morals. This entry has no external links. No keywords specified fix it. Her translation seems to be intended mainly for other scholars, omrals sophisticated in philosophy and at ease with the English of the highly educated.

The differences between these seem slight — the word ” Grundlegung ” can mean anything that underlies and supports, or that something can be built upon — e.

Kant argues that every human being is an end in himself or herself, never to be used as a means by others, and that moral obligation is an morasl of the human capacity for autonomy or self-government. Nor are the difficulties in reading this English Groundwork limited to Kant’s vocabulary. Zweig”Foundations” L.

Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals – Immanuel Kant – Google Books

The German text is, gorundwork its spelling and punctuation, close to Kant’s original, a decision that gives some of Kant’s words a charmingly archaic appearance; e. Cambridge University PressApr 23, – Philosophy – 76 pages. In this rigorous translation even dummy words like ” aber ” and ” doch ” are not neglected. An amusing confirmation of how formidable Kant’s prose looked to his contemporaries: For him the process of free communication morsls independent minds is the very life of reason, the vocation of which is to remake politics, groyndwork, science, art, and morality as the completion of a destiny whose shape it is our collective task to frame for ourselves.


Cambridge University Press Amazon. But reading Kant, whether in English or German, can be frustratingly difficult.

Contents Transition from common rational to philosophic moral cognition. Kant saw the development of reason as a collective possession yroundwork the human species, a product of nature working through human history.

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A translator’s decision could rest on how much weight is put on Kant’s remark 4: The index is very thorough, so if for example one wanted to see what Kant means by “inclinations” and where exactly he claimed that a rational being would wish not to have any inclinations at all, one could find it in this index under Neigung inclination. But having the German and English texts facing each other, the way the famous Loeb edition of Greek and Roman classics does, is a great convenience.

A new introduction by Roger Sullivan sets the work in its historical and philosophical context.


That was true even for native German readers in Kant’s own day. Timmermann himself has authored one that purports to explain Kant’s arguments in the Groundwork paragraph by paragraph Cambridge University Press, tue The Metaphysics of Morals is Kant’s major work in applied moral philosophy in which he deals with the basic principles of rights and of virtues. Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Limited preview –