Creating the Kingdom of Ends
Christine Korsgaard has become one of the leading interpreters of Kant's moral philosophy. She is identified with a small group of philosophers who are intent on producing a version of Kant's moral philosophy that is at once sensitive to its historical roots while revealing its particular relevance to contemporary problems. She rejects the traditional picture of Kant's eth...more
Paperback, 442 pages
Published September 18th 2004 by Cambridge University Press
(first published July 28th 1996)
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Korsgaard's wonderful interpretation and elaboration of Kant's ethical philosophy, accompanied by several other critical essays. Kant's ethical thought has suffered under a widespread perception of coldness and inhumanity, compounded by his own obtuse writing style. In Korsgaard's hands, Kant's philosophy is revealed as deeply concerned with human values and goodness.
Christine M. Korsgaard is an American philosopher whose main academic interests are in moral philosophy and its history; the relation of issues in moral philosophy to issues in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the theory of personal identity; the theory of personal relationships; and in normativity in general. She has taught at Yale, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the U...moreMore about Christine M. Korsgaard...