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Kant, Duty and Moral Worth by Philip Stratton-Lake
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Kant, Duty and Moral Worth is a fascinating and original examination of Kant's account of moral worth. The debate over whether or not Kant said moral actions have worth only if they are carried out from duty or whether actions carried out from mixed motives can be good is complex and lies at the heart of Kant's philosophy. Philip Stratton-Lake offers a unique account of acting from duty which utilizes the distinction between primary and secondary motives. He maintains that the moral law should not be understood as normative moral reason but as playing a transcendental role. Thus, a Kantian account of moral worth is one where the virtuous agent is one who is responsive to concrete particular considerations whilst preserving an essential role for universal moral principles. Kant, Duty and Moral Worth is a lucid examination of Kant's moral thought which will appeal to Kant scholars and anyone interested in moral theory.

Author Biography

Philip Stratton-Lake is senior lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading. He is the editor of Ethical Intuitionism: Re-evaluations (Clarendon, 2002); the new edition of W.D. Ross's classic of 20th Century philosophy The Right and the Good (Clarendon, 2002); and On What We Owe to Each Other (Blackwell, forthcoming).
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November 23rd, 2000
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United Kingdom
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