Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals
(Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten)
Immanuel Kant, (1724-1804)
Translated by Thomas Kingsmill Abbott.
This work has been translated under a number of titles, including ‘Groundwork for the Metaphysic of Morals’; ‘Grounding for the Metaphysic of Morals’; and (in the Paton translation, which is still under copyright) as ‘The Moral Law’.
A concise statement of Kant’s moral thinking. Ethics should be detached from thoughts about consequences. Instead it should be based on a priori reasoning, using the Categorical Imperative.
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