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Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

John Callanan

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A step-by-step guide to Kant's first work on moral philosophy

Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is considered a standard text in the history of moral philosophy as well as a classic work of moral philosophy in its own right. This guide provides a paragraph-by-paragraph account of the main themes of Kant's moral philosophy and a clear statement of his overall philosophical aims and arguments.

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Contents

Series Editor’s Preface
Introduction
1. Historical Context
2. A Guide to the Text
Preface
First Section – Transition from common to philosophical moral rational cognition
Second Section – Transition from popular moral philosophy to the metaphysics of morals
Third Section – Transition from metaphysics of morals to the critique of pure practical reason
3. Study Aids
Glossary
Types of Question You will Encounter
Common Assessment Criteria
Tips for Writing about Kant
Bibliography
Index.

About the Author

John Callanan is a lecturer in philosophy at King's College London. He has written on Kant in a variety of philosophy journals and has a number of entries to be published in the forthcoming Continuum Companion to Kant.

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