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Kant on Morality, Humanity, and Legality

Practical Dimensions of Normativity

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Explores the different conceptions of humanity, morality and legality in Kant as main ‘manifestations’ or ‘dimensions’ of normativity

  • Maps out the conceptual geography in which the concept of normativity is articulated and evaluated

  • Written for scholars and students working on Kant, as well as ethics, value theory and legal theory

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Dimensions of Normativity in Kant

    • Ansgar Lyssy, Christopher Yeomans
    Pages 1-18
  3. Legality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-207
    2. Kant and Privacy

      • Helga Varden
      Pages 229-252
    3. Kant and the Provisionality of Property

      • Christopher Yeomans
      Pages 253-277
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 279-280

About this book

It was not so long ago that the dominant picture of Kant’s practical philosophy was forma­listic, focusing almost exclusively on his Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals and Critique of Practical Reason. However, the overall picture of Kant’s wide-ranging philosophy has since been broadened and deepened. We now have a much more complete understanding of the range of Kant’s practical interests and of his contributions to areas as diverse as anthropology, peda­gogy, and legal theory. What remains somewhat obscure, however, is how these different contributions hang together in the way that Kant suggests that they must. This book explores these different conceptions of humanity, morality, and legality in Kant as main ‘manifestations’ or ‘dimensions’ of practical normativity. These interrelated terms play a cru­cial role in highlighting different rational obligations, their source(s), and their appli­cability in the face of changing circumstances.

Keywords

  • the self
  • categorical imperative
  • hypothetical imperative
  • critique of pure reason
  • humanity

Reviews

"Lyssy and Yeomans have put together a volume of exceptionally high quality on a notion central to Kantian philosophy. Taken together, the chapters easily represent the most comprehensive treatment available of normativity across the domains of Kant's practical philosophy. This will no doubt be a welcome resource for specialists, but the diversity of the topics discussed under the broader theme of normativity, not to mention the accessibility of each of the contributions, ensures that non-specialists will also find something of interest." (Corey W. Dyck, Professor and Faculty Scholar for Arts and Humanities, Western University, Canada)


Editors and Affiliations

  • Philosophy, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

    Ansgar Lyssy

  • Philosophy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA

    Christopher Yeomans

About the editors

Ansgar Lyssy is a researcher at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

 Christopher Yeomans is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University, USA.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Kant on Morality, Humanity, and Legality

  • Book Subtitle: Practical Dimensions of Normativity

  • Editors: Ansgar Lyssy, Christopher Yeomans

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54050-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Religion and Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-54049-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-54052-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-54050-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 280

  • Topics: German Idealism, Intellectual History, History of Early Modern Europe

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-54050-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)