Immanuel Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary

2015.08.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dieter Schönecker and Allen W. Wood, Immanuel Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary, Nicholas Walker
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2015.08.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Dieter Schönecker and Allen W. Wood, Immanuel Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary, Nicholas Walker (tr.), Harvard University Press, 2015, 236pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674430136. Reviewed by Andrews Reath, University of California, Riverside This volume is a slightly revised translation of a commentary on the Groundwork that Dieter Schönecker and Allen W. Wood published in German in 2001. Schönecker and Wood stress that it is a joint product that is independent of the earlier work of each individual author, but readers familiar with their other work will recognize the influence of Wood's views about the Categorical Imperative (CI) on their treatment of Groundwork II and of Schönecker's account of the structure of the deduction of the CI on their treatment of Groundwork III. It is an excellent, short (as they intend it to be) commentary. Their aim is an accurate reading that pays. . .

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