Kant on Practical Justification: Interpretive Essays

2014.12.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Timmons and Sorin Baiasu (eds.), Kant on Practical Justification: Interpretive Essays, Oxford University Press, 2013,
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2014.12.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Timmons and Sorin Baiasu (eds.), Kant on Practical Justification: Interpretive Essays, Oxford University Press, 2013, 324pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780195395686. Reviewed by Patrick Kain, Purdue University Kant's practical philosophy, which includes at least his moral philosophy, philosophy of right, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of history, contains a wide variety of claims that Kant attempts to justify. There are, for example, Kant's justifications of the "Formula of Universal Law," of an obligation to keep one's promises, of prudential reasons or imperatives, of the claim that humans are free, of belief in God, and so on. Kant offers different justifications, even somewhat different kinds of justifications, for such claims in his practical philosophy, and the nature of his approach to "practical justification" remains a matter of great controversy. This collection of excellent essays advances. . .

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