The Highest Good in Aristotle and Kant

2015.12.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joachim Aufderheide and Ralf M. Bader (eds.), The Highest Good in Aristotle and Kant, Oxford University Press, 2015, 245pp.,
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2015.12.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joachim Aufderheide and Ralf M. Bader (eds.), The Highest Good in Aristotle and Kant, Oxford University Press, 2015, 245pp., $75.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198714019. Reviewed by Mavis Biss, Loyola University Maryland This engaging collection brings together essays delivered at a conference on the highest good in Aristotle and Kant held at the University of St. Andrews in 2010. It builds upon the influential reevaluation of the relationship between these two thinkers presented in Aristotle, Kant and the Stoics (1996),[1] but unlike its predecessor, this volume focuses on a specific concept and most of the essays are not primarily comparative. In their introduction the editors contrast the "structureless" version of the highest good at play in consequentialist theories with the more complex Aristotelian and Kantian conceptions of the highest good as "the source or condition of the goodness of other goods" (1).. . .

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