Kant’s Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature

New York, US: Oup Usa (2011)
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In Kant's Human Being, Robert B. Louden continues and deepens avenues of research first initiated in his highly acclaimed book, Kant's Impure Ethics.



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Kant’s Virtue Ethics*

This chapter reveals that Kantian deontology is not incompatible with the virtue ethics of his time. The late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries were met with the revival of virtue ethics. Kant in particular was a proponent of deontologism—a philosophy that came into conflict with ... see more

Moral Strength

This chapter examines the Kantian definition of virtue, in contrast to the virtue ethics of other philosophers. Central to Kant’s virtue is moral character, as applied within human dimensions. Kant has often been accused of neglecting the “biological perspective” in his ethical theory, tho... see more

Applying Kant’s Ethics

This chapter explores the relationship between Kant’s ethics and anthropology—views which changed over the years. The prevailing attitude was that the empirical study of anthropology had had no significance in the moral realm, the latter of which was deemed a purely philosophical venture. ... see more

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