The Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals

Immanuel KANT (1724 - 1804), translated by Thomas Kingsmill ABBOTT (1829 - 1913)

The Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, also known as The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals or Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals or Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals, is Immanuel Kant's first contribution to moral philosophy. It argues for an a priori basis for morality. Where the Critique of Pure Reason laid out Kant's metaphysical and epistemological ideas, this relatively short, primarily meta-ethical, work was intended to outline and define the concepts and arguments shaping his future work The Metaphysics of Morals. However, the latter work is much less readable than the Fundamental Principles. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Early Modern

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 0 Preface Martin Geeson
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Play 01 1 Transition from the common rational knowledge of morality to the philosophical Anna Simon
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Play 02 2 Transition from popular moral philosophy to the metaphysic of morals, part 1 Anna Simon
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Play 03 3 Transition from popular moral philosophy to the metaphysic of morals, part 2 Alexandre Laplante
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Play 04 4 Transition from popular moral philosophy to the metaphysic of morals, part 3 Alexandre Laplante
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Play 05 5 Final step from the metaphysic of morals to the critique of the pure practical reason drewmore
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