The Categorical Imperative: Analyzing Immanuel Kant's Grounding for a Metaphysics of Morals

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In this article I first argue that Immanuel Kant’s conception of the categorical imperative is important to his philosophy. I systematically, though indirectly, interconnect the cognitive and moral aspects of his thinking. Second, I present an interpretation of the Kantian ethics, taking as my point of departure, the concept of the categorical imperative. Finally, I show how the categorical imperative is given a dialogical interpretation by Jürgen Habermas in his approach, usually referred to as discourse ethics. I argue that the dialogical approach taken by discourse ethics is more justifiable and therefore more useful.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
UdgivelsesstedKøbenhavn
UdgiverDepartment of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS
Antal sider23
ISBN (Trykt)8791181062
StatusUdgivet - 2002
NavnMPP Working Paper
Nummer4/2002
ISSN1396-2817

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  • Moralfilosofi
  • Metafysik

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