Kantian Review 20 (1):1-23 (2015)

Authors
Mavis Biss
Loyola University Maryland
Abstract
This paper focuses on a single question that highlights some of the most puzzling aspects of Kants disposition to duty, or strength of will? I argue that a dominant strand of Kant’s approach to moral striving does not fit familiar models of striving. I seek to address this problem in a way that avoids the flaws of synchronic and atomistic approaches to moral self-discipline by developing an account of Kantian moral striving as an ongoing contemplative activity complexly engaged with multiple forms of self-knowledge
Keywords Kant  moral development  self-knowledge  self-perfection
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/s1369415414000260
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 64,132
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Two Conceptions of the Highest Good in Kant.Andrews Reath - 1988 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 26 (4):593-619.
An Alternative Proof of the Universal Propensity to Evil.Pablo Muchnik - 2010 - In Sharon Anderson-Gold & Pablo Muchnik (eds.), Kant's Anatomy of Evil. Cambridge University Press.
Kantian Ethics Almost Without Apology.Marcia W. Baron & Henry E. Allison - 1998 - Philosophical Quarterly 48 (191):269-274.
The Duty of Self-Knowledge.Owen Ware - 2009 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 79 (3):671-698.

View all 14 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Kant's Moral Philosophy.Robert N. Johnson - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Evil, Virtue, and Education in Kant.Paul Formosa - 2019 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 51 (13):1325-1334.

View all 11 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Kant on the Perfection of Others.Lara Denis - 1999 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 37 (1):25-41.
Kant über Menschenliebe als moralische Gemütsanlage.Dieter Schönecker - 2010 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 92 (2):133-175.
The Education of the Categorical Imperative.James Scott Johnston - 2006 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 25 (5-6):385-402.
The Social Nature of Kantian Dignity.Ernesto V. Garcia - 2000 - Social Philosophy Today 16:127-139.
For Community's Sake: A (Self-Respecting) Kantian Account of Forgiveness.Kate A. Moran - forthcoming - Proceedings of the XI International Kant-Kongress.
Seeking Perfection: A Kantian Look at Human Genetic Engineering.Martin Gunderson - 2007 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 28 (2):87-102.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-08-01

Total views
89 ( #122,292 of 2,454,731 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #143,646 of 2,454,731 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes