Kant-Studien 100 (3):332-345 (2009)
This paper examines the methodological problem of casuistry by reference to Immanuel Kant's position on it. He addressed “Casuistical Questions” in his last work on ethics, Metaphysik der Sitten , in order to defend his position against attacks from scholars defending an Aristotelian (and also Ciceronian) eudemonistic viewpoint. It is argued that Kantian casuistry has much in common with the Aristotelian idea of emphasizing the moral objectives and sensibility of an agent in concrete circumstances. Nevertheless, Kant did not entirely adopt the case-oriented ethical perspective because he saw the moral duty as the „wide“ one. Moral duties are wide in the sense that they demand continuous self-examination: asking whether there might be a better way to limit one's maxim by another. According to Kant, although casuistry as a case study could give moral law or duties more practicability through the training of moral judgment, the moral agent cannot use with individual cases in order to modify or devise new moral rules or duties.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Similar books and articles
Making Mortal Choices: Three Exercises in Moral Casuistry.Bedau Hugo Adam - 1997 - Oxford University Press.
Casuistry: A Case-Based Methods for Journalists.David E. Boeyink - 1992 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 7 (2):107 – 120.
Character as a Safeguard for Journalists Using Case-Based Ethical Reasoning.Sandra L. Borden - 1999 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 13 (1):93-104.
The Priesthood of Bioethics and the Return of Casuistry.Kevin Wm Wildes - 1993 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 (1):33-49.
New Casuistry: What's New?Theo Van Willigenburg - 1998 - Philosophical Explorations 1 (2):152 – 164.
On the Intersection of Casuistry and Particularism.Gregory E. Kaebnick - 2000 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (4):307-322.
Casuistry and the Business Case Method.Martin Calkins - 2001 - Business Ethics Quarterly 11 (2):237-259.
Getting Down to Cases: The Revival of Casuistry in Bioethics.John D. Arras - 1991 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16 (1):29-51.
Added to index2009-09-17
Total downloads66 ( #77,451 of 2,154,092 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #398,005 of 2,154,092 )
How can I increase my downloads?