Kant on Absolute Value: A Critical Examination of Certain Key Notions in Kant's 'Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals' and of his Ontology of Personal Value

1st Edition

Patrick Æ. Hutchings

Routledge
Published May 2, 2019
Reference - 344 Pages
ISBN 9780367135850 - CAT# K409750
Series: Routledge Library Editions: 18th Century Philosophy

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Summary

The thesis of this book, first published in 1972, is that Kant’s notions of ‘absolute worth’, the ‘unconditioned’ and ‘unconditioned worth’ are rationalistic and confused, and that they spoil his ontology of personal value and tend to subvert his splendid idea of the person as an End in himself.

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