Kant: Metaphysics of Morals

09Nov07

You can find a full e-text of Kant’s ‘Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals’ at http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/k/kant/immanuel/k16prm/.

You will note that the title is given on this site is ‘Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals’. This is simply a different translation of the original German title (‘Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten’).

If you wish to buy the book, I recommend the translation by H. J. Paton, priced £7.99 at Amazon.

It is a challenging text, but studying it directly will give you a much clearer idea of Kantian moral philosophy. Perhaps it is wise to check out the etext first.

There is also a podcast by Nigel Warburton which provides some helpful explanation of the main themes of the book. My own (very brief) notes here are based on this text and you might find it helpful.

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2 Responses to “Kant: Metaphysics of Morals”

  1. 1 Lara

    Do you know where I can get that book in spanish?

  2. I just had a quick look online and I couldn’t see an obvious translation of this text… a good place to start instead might be:

    Aramayo Rodríguez, Roberto and Concha Roldán Panadero, tr. (1988). Immanuel Kant, Lecciones de ética (Barcelona: Crítica), 307 pp.


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