The Invention of Autonomy: A History of Modern Moral Philosophy

Cambridge University Press (1997)

This remarkable book is the most comprehensive study ever written of the history of moral philosophy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Its aim is to set Kant's still influential ethics in its historical context by showing in detail what the central questions in moral philosophy were for him and how he arrived at his own distinctive ethical views. The book is organised into four main sections, each exploring moral philosophy by discussing the work of many influential philosophers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In an epilogue the author discusses Kant's view of his own historicity, and of the aims of moral philosophy. In its range, in its analyses of many philosophers not discussed elsewhere, and in revealing the subtle interweaving of religious and political thought with moral philosophy, this is an unprecedented account of the evolution of Kant's ethics.
Keywords Ethics, Modern  Autonomy (Philosophy History  Ethics, Modern  Autonomy (Philosophy History
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Call number BJ301.S35 1998
ISBN(s) 9780511818288   9780521473996   052147938X   0521473993
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