Considered one of the most profound, influential, and important works of philosophy, Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals introduces the famous Categorical Imperative and lays down a foundation for all of Immanuel Kant's writings. In it, Kant illuminates the basic concept that is central to his moral philosophy and, in fact, to the entire field of modern ethical thought: the Categorical Imperative, the supreme principle of morality, stating that all decisions should be made based on what is universally acceptable. Featuring the renowned translation and commentary of Oxford's H. J. Paton, this volume has long been considered the definitive English edition of Kant's classic text. "Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals," Paton writes in his preface, "is one of the small books which is truly great: it has exercised on human thought an influence almost ludicrously disproportionate to its size."--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Old English translation of old german. Got it for school. Not an easy read.Published 1 month ago by John
Great book is can't put it down it's groundbreaking for its time. I would definitely recommend this book to future readers.Published 15 months ago by Jose de Jesus Gomez
This is a very easy to follow translation, the text is in a comfortable font size, the binding is fairly durable. But this edition does not have line numbers.Published 23 months ago by Tim Mcclennen
Strangely enough very interesting ideas that are relevant to even today...a good read even if it was for school. I got something out of this.Published 23 months ago by Jasmine
Good translation, but there is no title on the spine of this book, it's just blank. It's dark blue and thin, so it's already damn near impossible to find on a shelf. Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by Ryjacork