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    Samuel Duncan (2015). Hegel on Rectitude and “Virtue as Such”. Southern Journal of Philosophy 53 (4):405-426.
    Many philosophers read Hegel as rejecting Kant's ethics of duty and advocating a more or less Aristotelian conception of virtue. However, in the Philosophy of Right Hegel sharply criticizes the ancient conception of virtue, or “virtue proper,” in his terms, and distinguishes it from a more modern concept of virtue, which he calls “rectitude.” In this paper I argue that interpretations that overlook or downplay the significance of the distinction between rectitude and virtue proper are wrong, and I also put (...)
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    Samuel Duncan (2011). “There is None Righteous”: Kant on the Hang Zum Bösen and the Universal Evil of Humanity. Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (2):137-163.
    This paper offers a new interpretation of the propensity to evil and its relation to Kant's claim that the human race is universally evil. Unlike most of its competitors, the interpretation presented here neither trivializes Kant's claims about the universal evil of humanity nor attributes a position to him that is incompatible with his repeated insistence that we are blameworthy for actions only when we could have acted differently. This interpretation also accounts for a number of otherwise bewildering claims in (...)
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  3. Samuel Duncan (2011). Kant on Freedom, Reason, and Moral Evil. Dissertation, Proquest
     
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