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Virtue, Rules, and Justice: Kantian Aspirations

Thomas E. Hill, Jr

Abstract

This book interprets, explains, and extends Kant's moral theory in a series of chapters that highlight its relevance to contemporary ethics. The book is divided into four sections. The first three chapters cover basic themes: they introduce the major aspects of Kant's ethics; explain different interpretations of the Categorical Imperative; and sketch a ‘constructivist’ reading of Kantian normative ethics distinct from the Kantian constructivisms of Onora O'Neill and John Rawls. The next section is on virtue, and the chapters here discuss whether it is a virtue to regard the natural environment ... More

Keywords: Kant, moral theory, Categorical Imperative, constructivism, virtue ethics, Doctrine of Virtue, moral particularism, theory of law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199692002
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692002.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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

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