Kantian ethics

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-L042-1
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References and further reading

  • Fried, C. (1978) Right and Wrong, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (Forthright defence of deontological ethics.)

  • Gewirth, A. (1978) Reason and Morality, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

    (Rational justification of deontological ethics.)

  • Habermas, J. (1993) Between Facts and Norms: Contributions to a Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy, trans. W. Rehg, Cambridge: Polity Press.

    (Habermas’ most recent extended discussion of questions of normative justification.)

  • Herman, B. (1993) The Practice of Moral Judgement, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (Essays on the use of Kantian ethical reasoning; argues that it can be sensitive to context.)

  • Hill, T.E., Jr. (1992) Dignity and Practical Reason in Kant’s Moral Theory, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

    (Essays on Kant’s ethics, and especially on respect for persons.)

  • Kant, I. (1785) Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten, in Kants gesammelte Schriften, ed. Königlichen Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin: Reimer, vol. 4, 1903; trans. with notes by H.J. Paton, Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (originally The Moral Law), London: Hutchinson, 1948; repr. New York: Harper & Row, 1964.

    (References made to this work in the entry give the page number from the 1903 Berlin Akademie volume; these page numbers are included in the Paton translation. This is Kant’s classic, short, if difficult, introduction to ethics.)

  • Kant, I. (1788) Kritik der practischen Vernunft, trans. L.W. Beck, Critique of Practical Reason, New York: Macmillan, Library of Liberal Arts, 1993.

    (Kant’s most abstract account of his ethics; particular stress on reason and the highest good.)

  • Kant, I. (1797) Die Metaphysik der Sitten, trans. M.J. Gregor, The Metaphysics of Morals, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

    (Kant’s accounts of justice and of the virtues.)

  • Korsgaard, C.M. (1996) Creating the Kingdom of Ends, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Essays on the categorical imperative and its implications.)

  • Mac Intyre, A. (1981) After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, London: Duckworth.

    (Vigorous criticism of Kantian ethics from a distinctive neo-Aristotelian viewpoint.)

  • O’ Neill, O. (1989) Constructions of Reason: Explorations of Kant’s Practical Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Essays on Kant’s vindication of reason and its implications for ethics.)

  • O’ Neill, O. (1996) ‘‘Kant’s Virtues’, in R. Crisp (ed.) How Should One Live?: Essays on the Virtues, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 77–97.

    (Critical account of Kant on virtue.)

  • Rawls, J. (1971) A Theory of Justice, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (Very influential work on liberal political philosophy; many Kantian aspects.)

  • Rawls, J. (1980) ‘Kantian Constructivism in Moral Theory’ (The Dewey Lectures), Journal of Philosophy 77: 515–72.

    (Rawls’ reconsideration of his theory of justice; discusses the importance of pluralism and the impossibility of justifying a conception of the good to all.)

  • Rawls, J. (1993) Political Liberalism, New York: Columbia University Press.

    (Reworks Rawls’ theory of justice, grounding it in a distinctive conception of public reason.)

  • Williams, B. (1985) Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press and London: Fontana.

    (Varied and thoughtful criticism of Kantian ethics.)

Citing this article:
O'Neill, Onora. Bibliography. Kantian ethics, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-L042-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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