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Ethics VindicatedKant's Transcendental Legitimation of Moral Discourse$
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Ermanno Bencivenga

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307351

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307351.001.0001

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 Problems for Ethics

 Problems for Ethics

(p.3) One Problems for Ethics
Ethics Vindicated

Ermanno Bencivenga (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter identifies three problems as preliminary to the very existence of ethics: the reality of human freedom, the significance of value judgments, and the authority of moral imperatives. Kant's philosophy is regarded as offering satisfactory solutions for these problems; hence, its contribution is identified as primarily located in metaethics, rather than normative ethics.

Keywords:   freedom, values, imperatives, metaethics

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