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Author Baxley, Anne Margaret, 1970-

Title Kant's theory of virtue : the value of autocracy / Anne Margaret Baxley.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  179.9092 BAXL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 189 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Modern European philosophy.
Modern European philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-186) and index.
Contents The good will, moral worth, and duty: concerns about Kant's rationalist moral psychology -- Kant's conception of virtue and the autocracy of pure practical reason -- Virtue, human nature, and moral health: Kant's dispute with Schiller -- The moral psychology of Kantian virtue -- Conclusion: Kant's considered account of moral character and the good will reconsidered.
Summary "Anne Margaret Baxley offers a systematic interpretation of Kant's theory of virtue, whose most distinctive features have not been properly understood. She explores the rich moral psychology in Kant's later and less widely read works on ethics, and argues that the key to understanding his account of virtue is the concept of autocracy, a form of moral self-government in which reason rules over sensibility. Although certain aspects of Kant's theory bear comparison to more familiar Aristotelian claims about virtue, Baxley contends that its most important aspects combine to produce something different - a distinctively modern, egalitarian conception of virtue which is an important and overlooked alternative to the more traditional Greek views which have dominated contemporary virtue ethics"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804.
Philosophy, Modern.
Standard Number 40018931515
ISBN 9780521766234