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Kant on Practical Life: From Duty to History (Hardback)
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Kant on Practical Life: From Duty to History (Hardback)

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Hardback 236 Pages / Published: 18/07/2013
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Kant's 'practical philosophy' comprehends a diverse group of his writings on ethics, politics, law, religion, and the philosophy of history and culture. Kristi E. Sweet demonstrates the unity and interdependence of these writings by showing how they take as their animating principle the human desire for what Kant calls the unconditioned - understood in the context of his practical thought as human freedom. She traces the relationship between this desire for freedom and the multiple forms of finitude that confront human beings in different aspects of practical life, and stresses the interdependence of the pursuit of individual moral goodness and the formation of community through the state, religion, culture and history. This study of Kant's approach to practical life discovers that doing our duty, itself the realization of our individual freedom, requires that we set for ourselves and pursue a whole constellation of social, political and other communal ends.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107037236
Number of pages: 236
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm


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'... a clear, accessible, and valuable contribution to scholarship on Kant's ethics. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty.' J. N. Graham, Choice
'It is a testament to the philosophic integrity of Sweet's work that it concludes by spurring the reader to reconsider the essential premise of her inquiry.' Paul T. Wilford, The Review of Metaphysics

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