|About the Book|
Professor Owl Guidebooks are written by a Professor with 15 years of experience teaching Kantian ethics in the college classroom. This book covers the material on Kantian ethics most frequently covered in college courses, including his book TheMoreProfessor Owl Guidebooks are written by a Professor with 15 years of experience teaching Kantian ethics in the college classroom. This book covers the material on Kantian ethics most frequently covered in college courses, including his book The Groundwork to the Metaphysics of Morals and the famous essay entitled On the Supposed Right to Lie. This book is an ideal guide for college students looking for an affordable aid in understanding Kants complex ethical ideas. It also serves as an excellent introduction for any independent learner to one of the most influential ethical philosophers of all time. The book covers the ideas of Immanuel Kant in a clear and approachable way, giving examples of how those ideas apply to contemporary times.Kant is famous for defending an ethics of personal duty. He believes that humans are uniquely rational creatures. This rationality gives all humans a dignity which every other person is bound by duty to respect. Kant believes that we respect our own rational dignity by deciding to make choices according to the moral law. For Kant the moral law can be found within every one of us and is a subset of the basic principles of rationality. By learning to respect the rationality and dignity of all people Kant believed we could develop morally and create a kingdom of ends where mutual cooperation and respect were the norm for everyone in society.The author of this book graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a BA in Philosophy and a BA in Psychology, along with college and departmental honors. He did his graduate work at the University of Chicago where he attended on a full Humanities Scholarship. He has been teaching philosophy full-time since 2001.