Kantian ethics

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-L042-2
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References and further reading

  • Baron, M. (1995) Kantian Ethics Almost without Apology, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

    (An extended discussion of the possibility of supererogation and moral motivation in Kantian ethics.)

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

    (Forthright defence of deontological ethics.)

  • Flikschuh, K. (2000) Kant and Modern Political Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Reflections on freedom and cosmopolitanism in Kant and contemporary political theory.)

  • 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.)

  • Herman B. (2007) Moral Literacy, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (Essays on the development and application of moral competency in a Kantian ethical framework.)

  • 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, inKants gesammelte Schriften, ed. Königlich Preußische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin: Reimer, vol. 4,1903; trans. with a facing German text by J. Timmermann asGroundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010; other translations include H. J. Paton’sGroundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (originallyThe Moral Law), London: Hutchinson, 1948; repr.New York: Routledge, 2005.

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

  • Kant, I. (1788) Kritik der praktischen Vernunft, trans. M. Gregor, Critique of Practical Reason, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

    (Kant’s most abstract account of his ethics; particular emphasis on the priority of the moral law and on the highest good.)

  • Kant, I. (1797) Die Metaphysik der Sitten, trans. M. 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.)

  • MacIntyre, 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: 515–572.

    (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.)

  • Timmermann, J. (2007) Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press..

    (Paragraph-by-paragraph discussion on Kant’s central work on moral philosophy, with introduction, glossary and interpretative essays.)

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

    (Varied and thoughtful criticism of Kantian ethics.)

  • Wood, A. (2008) Kantian Ethics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (Detailed critical exploration of some central themes in Kantian ethics.)

Citing this article:
O'Neill, Onora and Jens Timmermann. Bibliography. Kantian ethics, 2011, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-L042-2. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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