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Lectures on Ethics (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant) Hardcover – March 28, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0521560610 ISBN-10: 0521560616 Edition: New Ed

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  • Series: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant
  • Hardcover: 540 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition (March 28, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521560616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521560610
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,031,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A very useful supplement of Kant's published writings in ethics." G. Zoeller, Choice

"...an important service to English-speaking scholars interested in Kant's moral philosophy. ...a most welcome volume." Review of Metaphysics

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Max M. Thomas (critique@umich.edu) on June 7, 1998
Format: Paperback
I have used this book as a freshman-level text in my Introduction to Ethics course for years. Unlike many of Kant's books, this one is quite easy to read and understand. It is a translation of his students' notes taken from his lectures on ethics, so it is in the language of undergraduate students. (There is some minor debate as to its accuracy, since it is composed by his students, but I find nothing contrary to books witten by the master's own hand.)
This volume should not be read from the first page to the last. Rather, you should browse through it. The table of contents lists specific topics, such as sex, suicide, prayer, and rights. The novice will enjoy selecting topics of particular interest from that table. As one becomes more familiar with the easier issues of interest, the more challenging sections are less difficult. (The one drawback is the lack of an index.)
Everyone interested in any moral issue should carefully read this vital work in classical ethics.
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