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Human Welfare and Moral Worth: Kantian Perspectives

Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

Abstract

The essays in this collection interpret and develop Kant's ideas on ethics. The first part of the book focuses on basic concepts: a priori method, good will, categorical imperatives, autonomy, and constructivist strategies of argument. The second part concerns issues regarding human welfare: the moral significance of altruistic sentiments, the source of other‐regarding and self‐regarding reasons, different conceptions of happiness and personal values, and interpretation of the duty of beneficence. The third part concerns the moral assessment of persons as guilty or innocent, deserving or undes ... More

Keywords: autonomy, beneficence, conscience, ethics, happiness, human welfare, Kant, Kantian ethics, moral dilemmas, punishment, reasons, sentiments, Thomas Hill, values

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199252633
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199252637.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas E. Hill, Jr., author
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill