‘Kant, Hegel, and Determining Our Duties’.
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Jahrbuch für Recht and Ethik/Annual Review of Law & Ethics 13:335-354 (2005)
Hegel identified in Kant’s practical philosophy precisely the powerful kind of constructivism about the identification and justification of norms that has recently been explicated by Onora O’Neill. If so (I have argued elsewhere this is so), what then did Hegel contribute to practical philosophy? This essay partly answers this question by examining Kant’s and Hegel’s views of the aim and structure of practical philosophy, and what is required to determine specific duties. This theme is specified by examining these issues: two oversights in Kant’s justification of rights to possession (§2), the role of philosophical anthropology in Kant’s universalization tests (§3), the roles of social institutions in specifying our ethical obligations (§4), Kant’s under-developed view of government (§5), and Hegel’s claim that, in contrast to Kant’s Rechtslehre, his Rechtsphilosophie provides an „immanent“ doctrine of duties (§6). I argue that Hegel attempted to respond to his own criticisms of Kant’s Categorical Imperative, and in doing so, Hegel contributed to practical philosophy in ways that Kantians and other moral, social and legal philosophers should consider seriously.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Kenneth R. Westphal (2007). Normative Constructivism: Hegel's Radical Social Philosophy. SATS: Northern European Journal of Philosophy 8 (2):7-41.
Stephen Priest (ed.) (1987). Hegel's Critique of Kant. Oxford University Press.
Kenneth R. Westphal (1991). Hegel's Critique of Kant's Moral World View. Philosophical Topics 19 (2):133-176.
Andrew Buchwalter (2012/2011). Dialectics, Politics, and the Contemporary Value of Hegel's Practical Philosophy. Routledge.
Kenneth R. Westphal (2006). Contemporary Epistemology: Kant, Hegel, McDowell. European Journal of Philosophy 14 (2):274–301.
John Hund (1998). Hegel's Break with Kant: The Leap From Individual Psychology to Sociology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (2):226-243.
Kenneth R. Westphal (1996). ‘Kant, Hegel, and the Transcendental Material Conditions of Possible Experience’. Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain 33:23-41.
Kenneth R. Westphal (1998). ‘On Hegel’s Early Critique of Kant’s Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science’. In S. Houlgate (ed.), Hegel and the Philosophy of Nature. SUNY
Scott Jenkins (2011). Hegel on Space: A Critique of Kant's Transcendental Philosophy. Inquiry 53 (4):326-355.
Dennis Schulting (2005). Hegel on Kant's 'Synthetic A Priori' in "Glauben Und Wissen". In Andreas Arndt, Henning Ottman & Karol Bal (eds.), Hegel-Jahrbuch. Akademie Verlag 176-182.
Kenneth R. Westphal (1995). How "Full" is Kant's Categorical Imperative? Jahrbuch für Recht Und Ethik/Annual Review of Law and Ethics 3:465-509.
Piotr K. Szałek (2011). Kant, Hegel and the Puzzles of McDowell’s Philosophy. Diametros 29 (29):110-123.
Béatrice Longuenesse (2007). Hegel's Critique of Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press.
Robert R. Williams (2006). Hegel's Critique of Kant. The Owl of Minerva 38 (1/2):9-34.
Added to index2012-03-11
Total downloads2 ( #520,045 of 1,707,711 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #352,634 of 1,707,711 )
How can I increase my downloads?