David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Moral Philosophy 5 (3):327-360 (2008)
In this paper I argue that Kant's claims about conscience in his moral writings of the 1790s reveal a fundamental instability in his moral philosophy. The central issue is the relationship between the moral law as the form of universality and the judgment of individuals about specific cases. Against Thomas Hill's claim that Kant has only a limited role for conscience, I argue that conscience has a comprehensive role in Kantian deliberation. I unpack the claims about conscience in the Metaphysics of Morals to show that they describe conscience as both a basic act of self-consciousness and as an all-things-considered judgment. I outline the role of conscience in moral motivation, and argue that taken together Kant's writings about conscience reveal a way to rethink Kant's conception of the Fact of Reason
|Keywords||CONSCIENCE KANT MORAL PHILOSOPHY|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Owen Ware (2014). Rethinking Kant's Fact of Reason. Philosophers' Imprint 14 (32).
Dean Moyar (2015). The First Person and the Moral Law. Kantian Review 20 (2):289-300.
Similar books and articles
Jason J. Howard (2004). Kant and Moral Imputation. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (4):609-627.
Kenneth R. Westphal (2012). ‘Norm Acquisition, Rational Judgment and Moral Particularism’. Theory and Research in Education 10 (1):3--25.
Edward Andrew & Peter Lindsay (2008). Are the Judgments of Conscience Unreasonable? Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (2):235-254.
Dean Moyar (2010). Rethinking Autonomy in Hegel's Earliest Writings. The Owl of Minerva 42 (1-2):63-88.
Andrews Reath (2006). Agency and Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory. Oxford University Press.
Lucas Thorpe (2006). The Point of Studying Ethics According to Kant. Journal of Value Inquiry 40 (4):461-474.
Paul Redding (2007). Hegel, Fichte and the Pragmatic Contexts of Moral Judgment. In Espen Hammer (ed.), German Idealism: Contemporary Perspectives. Routledge
Barbara Herman (2007). Moral Literacy. Harvard University Press.
Avery Goldman (2010). An Antinomy of Political Judgment: Kant, Arendt, and the Role of Purposiveness in Reflective Judgment. Continental Philosophy Review 43 (3):331-352.
Melissa McBay Merritt (2011). Kant on Enlightened Moral Pedagogy. Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (3):227-53.
Mihaela C. Fistioc (2002). The Beautiful Shape of the Good: Platonic and Pythagorean Themes in Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment. Routledge.
Allen Speight (2011). Conscientious Agency and the Life of Modernity. The Owl of Minerva 43 (1-2):125-138.
Jens Timmermann (2006). Kant on Conscience, “Indirect” Duty, and Moral Error. International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (3):293-308.
Barbara Secker (1999). The Appearance of Kant's Deontology in Contemporary Kantianism: Concepts of Patient Autonomy in Bioethics. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 24 (1):43 – 66.
Added to index2010-09-14
Total downloads39 ( #91,601 of 1,777,386 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #123,595 of 1,777,386 )
How can I increase my downloads?