role of the sublime in Kant"s moral metaphysics by John R. Goodreau

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  • Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804.,
  • Sublime, The -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Aesthetics, Modern -- 18th century.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-199) and index.

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StatementJohn R. Goodreau.
SeriesCultural heritage and contemporary change., v. 18
LC ClassificationsB2784 .G66 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 217 p. ;
Number of Pages217
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Open LibraryOL385342M
ISBN 101565181247
LC Control Number98047982

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The role of the sublime in Kant’s moral metaphysics / John R. Goodreau. — (Cultural heritage and contemporary change. Series I.

Culture and values ; vol. 18) Includes bibliographical references and index. Kant, Immanuel, Kritik der Urteilskraft. Kant, Immanuel, ()— Contributions in concept of the sublime.

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Kant's theory of the sublime has become one of the most keenly studied elements in both his own aesthetics and aesthetic theory in general.

This book offers a sustained analysis of Kant's theory of the sublime as found throughout his critical philosophy but, of course, gives closest and most sustained attention to the Critique of Judgement's ‘Analytic of the Sublime’. Kant’s overall project is to define what morality really is, proving that it is of utmost importance for us to follow a moral system.

One of Kant’s most famous arguments in the book is that a given action’s moral “rightness” is tied to the principle that an individual is using to rationalize the action.

This collection of essays, by international Kant scholars and role of the sublime in Kants moral metaphysics book philosophers, discusses Kant's philosophical development and his rejection of earlier moral theories, the role of happiness and inclination in the Groundwork, Kant's metaphysics and theory of value, and his attempt to justify the categorical imperative as a principle of : Hardcover.

In his lectures on ethics prior to the Groundwork, Kant insisted upon an indispensable causal role for feeling in the production of moral action.

Kant's discussion of the "Aesthetic Preconditions of the Mind's Receptivity to Concepts of Duty in General" in Section XII of the Introduction to the Doctrine of Virtue is brief but raises many by: 9.

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Abbott. Within the two parts which constitute the overall work, Kant initiates a wide ranging discussion beginning with a retrospective on Ancient Greek philosophy, whose means of organising philosophic thought he broadly agreed with/5(61).

The Role of the Sublime in Kant's Moral Metaphysics. John R. Goodreau & Council for Research in Values and Philosophy - details A survey of Kant's philosophical writings reveals an ongoing concern with the problem of moral motivation. Kant thus stands in stark contrast to the moral sense theories and teleological moral theories that dominated moral philosophy at the time he was writing.

Central to the work is the role of what Kant refers to as the categorical imperative, the concept that one must act only according to that precept which he or she would will to become a universal law. As a small side note, it may be of interest to note that Kant wrote the Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals over half a century before ##Charles Darwin## formulated his theory of evolution by natural selection.

From a modern-day perspective, Kant's statement that an organism's needs are generally served by the most-suited organ might seem a. Stefano Bacin and Oliver Sensen, the editors of this book, briefly outline Kant's account of autonomy in three claims.

First, our own reason gives the content of the moral law. It is not something outside of us, whether God's will or custom, or something heteronomous inside us, such as a moral sense or a feeling of pleasure, that determines the content of the moral law.

Kant was an epistemologist, a philosopher of mind, a metaphysician of experience, an ethicist and a philosopher of religion. But all this was sustained by his religious faith. This book aims to recover the focal point and inner contradictions of his thought, the ¿secret thorn¿ of his metaphysics.

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Summary. The Critique of Judgment, often called the Third Critique, does not have as clear a focus as the first two critiques. In broad outline, Kant sets about examining our faculty of judgment, which leads him down a number of divergent paths.

While the Critique of Judgment deals with matters related to science and teleology, it is most remembered for what Kant has to say about aesthetics. In this essay, Pauline Kleingeld notes that Kant’s Principle of Autonomy, which played a central role in both the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals and the Critique of Practical Reason, disappeared by the time of the Metaphysics of Morals.

She argues that its disappearance is due to significant changes in Kant’s political by: 1. Kant's construction of the sublime is bound up in a system of encasements, injunctions, and imperatives that function to protect the sublime from the monstrous potential inherent in it.

The identity of the sublime, itself "a mere appendix" 2 to the concept of the beautiful and aesthetic judgment, is dependent upon a series of negations or. The book's historical thesis is compelling and plausible. Thorndike's juxtaposition of Kant's texts on natural and moral philosophy is an innovative contribution to scholarship and brings to the fore important, yet subtle, strands in Kant's late philosophy.

Laws of Freedom: The Foundations of Kant's Moral Philosophy 6. Freedom, Immortality, and God: The Presuppositions of Morality 7. Kant's System of Duties I: The Duties of Virtue 8. Kant's System of Duties II: Duties of Right 9. The Beautiful, the Sublime, and the Morally Good Freedom and Nature: Kant's Revision of Traditional Teleology This book examines the role of scepticism in initiating the idea of the sublime in early modern British literature.

James Noggle draws on philosophy, intellectual history, and critical theory to illuminate the aesthetic ideology of Pope, Swift, Dryden, and Rochester among other important writers of the period. Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgement () Kant claims there are four kinds of Judgments: the Agreeable, the Good, the Beautiful and the Sublime.

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Abbott’s respected translation with material crucial for placing the Groundwork in the context of Kant’s broader moral. Kant starts by making some remarkably interesting statements on the moral significance of aesthetics which I thoroughly enjoyed.

As this was my first time reading Kant, the translator’s note really helped in contextualising the book and gave me the enthusiasm to read up on Kant’s personal life/5. The Greatest Commandment in Kant's Ethics. 7 The terms "forum internum" and "forum externum" are borrowed from the Canonic law, but here they designate human conscience (forum internum) and the universal, objective laws of the world (forum externum) that originate from the eternal law (see Thomas Aquinas' Summa, Book I, Part ) and embrace everything that is actual.

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Our actions cannot be moral if we have external purposes or goals. One action that Kant believes that is morally wrong is lying. Kant says that it is never morally permissible to lie.

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One may discern in Herder's notes the antecedents of the important role aesthetics plays in Kant's moral metaphysics as developed in the Critique of Judgment. According to Herder, Kant argued that morally free actions, which are described as beautiful and sublime, may be immediately good in that the free intent involved gives a pleasure, which.

About Book Book Description Translated by Thomas Kingsmill Abbott Download Description Kant has adopted in this work the method which he thinks most suitable, proceeding analytically from common knowledge to the determination of its ultimate principle, and again descending synthetically from the examination of this principle and its sources to the common knowledge in which we find it employed.

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