Seminar in Ethical Theory: Kantian Ethics
Instructor: Richard Lee
Course number: Philosophy 5913
Time: Tuesday 3:30 - 5:50 p.m.
Room: MAIN 322
- Brief Description:
This seminar will explore the ethical theory of Immanuel Kant.
begin with Kant's own important writings on ethics and ethical theory,
starting with his Grundlegung (translated as
"Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals") and moving on to Part II of his
Metaphysics of Morals, known as the
Metaphysical Principles of Virtue. From there we will
explore the work of recent commentators on Kant's ethics and at some
contemporary ethical theory being done in the spirit of Kant. The
commentators we will focus on are Barbara Herman and Thomas Hill Jr.
- Immanuel Kant, Ethical Philosophy, 2nd ed., Hackett,
1995. [This contains the Grounding for the Metaphysics of
Morals and the Metaphysical Principles of Virtue.]
- Herman, Barbara, The Practice of Moral Judgment,
- Hill, Thomas, Jr., Dignity and Practical Reason in Kant's Moral
Theory, Cornell, 1992
last modified: 29 July 1998