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Significance and System: Essays on Kant's Ethics

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2018.02.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Timmons, Significance and System: Essays on Kant's Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2017, 352 pp., $78.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190203368. Reviewed by Ralf M. Bader, Merton College, University of Oxford This book brings together ten essays by Mark Timmons (three of them co-authored with Houston Smit). The book has three parts: (1) 'Interpreting the Categorical Imperative' contains four essays that focus on the role of the categorical imperative. (2) 'Motive, Rightness, and Virtue' consists of four essays (two co-authored) which focus on the Doctrine of Virtue, explicating the way in which various specific duties are grounded in the categorical imperative, in particular in the humanity formula, as well as providing detailed discussions of particular duties, most notably the duty of gratitude. (3) 'The Psychology of Moral Evil' contains two essays (one co-authored and another previously unpublished) that are. . .

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