The Point of Studying Ethics According to Kant

  title={The Point of Studying Ethics According to Kant},
  author={Lucas Thorpe},
  journal={The Journal of Value Inquiry},
  • Lucas Thorpe
  • Published 2006
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of Value Inquiry
Many readers of Kant’s ethical writings take him to be primarily concerned with offering guidelines for action. At the least, they write about Kant as if this were the purpose of his ethical writings. For example, Christine Korsgaard, in her influential article Kant’s Analysis of Obligation: The Argument of Groundwork I, writes that, ‘‘the argument of Groundwork I is an attempt to give what I call a ‘motivational analysis’ of the concept of a right action, in order to discover what that concept… Expand
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