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PHIL 5517 Kant & Kantians on Moral Law (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In this class, we will examine Kant's account of the categorical imperative, and his attempt to show that it is the supreme principle of all morality. We will read Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals and Critique of Practical Reason. Alongside these primary texts, we will also examine different interpretations of the categorical imperative by contemporary philosophers, including Christine Korsgaard and Allen Wood. Our goal is to understand Kant's account of the moral law, as well as the prospects and problems for different versions of Kantian moral philosophy.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Micah Lott

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13