Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (Third Edition): with On a Supposed Right to Lie because of Philanthropic Concerns
Hackett Publishing Company, Mar 12, 1993 - Philosophy - 92 pages
This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay “Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns” in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous consequences.
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This is not an easy read, but if one likes a challenge and wants to be opened up to the realm of metaphysics and logical thinking then this book is a must. I believe Kant's writings have contributed so much to the progress of civilized and peaceful society and believe it still can and shall. A challenging but very powerfully rewarding read.
It's not sunday leisure reading, and don't treat it as you would such.
As a pleasure read, not too appealing.
As a foundation of Western morality, it rates much higher.