Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
Immanuel Kant

Translated by H. J. Paton


Considered one of the most profound, influential, and important works of philosophy, Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals introduces the famous Categorical Imperative and lays down a foundation for all of Immanuel Kant's writings. In it, Kant illuminates the basic concept that is central to his moral philosophy and, in fact, to the entire field of modern ethical thought: the Categorical Imperative, the supreme principle of morality, stating that all decisions should be made based on what is universally acceptable. Featuring the renowned translation and commentary of Oxford's H. J. Paton, this volume has long been considered the definitive English edition of Kant's classic text. "Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals," Paton writes in his preface, "is one of the small books which is truly great: it has exercised on human thought an influence almost ludicrously disproportionate to its size."

Title Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
Author Immanuel Kant
Translated by H. J. Paton
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Title First Published 01 July 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 160 p.
ISBN-10 0061766313
ISBN-13 9780061766312
Publication Date 01 July 2009
Main content page count 160
Weight 16 oz.
 


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