Soren kierkegaard is useful to us because of the intensity of his despair at the compromises and cruelties of daily life he is a companion for our darkest moments find out more by reading our. A major part of søren kierkegaard's philosophy was that people live in one of three 'stages' or ways of living at any one time, though they may move from one to the other in different parts of their life. Anthony rudd, kierkegaard's disavowal of universal philosophical reason in favour of the primacy of finite ethico-religious subjectivity places him in an antithetical relation not only to hegel but also to kant's transcendental idealist ethics. The author, an accomplished kant scholar, is quite right to refer to this work as a detective story the working hypothesis is that kierkegaard's understanding of and relationship to kant and kantian philosophy is much closer and more positive than is customarily recognized, and that the lack of recognition of this affinity is a result of kierkegaard's attempts to'obscure the degree of his. Robert stern, understanding moral obligation: kant, hegel, kierkegaard, cambridge university press, 2012, 277pp, $9000 (hbk), isbn 9781107012073 reviewed by c stephen evans, baylor university this book is a valuable contribution both to our understanding of late modern philosophy and to the.
Kierkegaard’s closest literary and philosophical models are plato, jg hamann, ge lessing, and his teacher of philosophy at the university of copenhagen poul martin møller, although goethe, the german romantics, hegel, kant and the logic of adolf trendelenburg are also important influences. The ethical theory of immanuel kant (b 1724–d 1804) exerted a powerful influence on the subsequent history of philosophy and continues to be a dominant approach to ethics, rivaling consequentialism and virtue ethics kant’s ethical thought continues to be studied in itself, as a part of his. Kant’s theory is an example of a deontological moral theory–according to these theories, the rightness or wrongness of actions does not depend on their consequences but on whether they fulfill our duty. Kant on duty in the groundwork of he starts out by discussing the idea of duty kant says that the only quality which is unambiguously good is a good will in one short paragraph in beyond good and evil nietzsche all but destroys kant's moral philosophy, and kierkegaard's attack on the danish church was verging on brutal.
Kierkegaard’s emphasis on the subjective existence of the human individual in the knowing process, picks up where kant left off in the religion, and offers a new avenue to approach the philosophy of religion. 1 aims and methods of moral philosophy the most basic aim of moral philosophy, and so also of the groundwork, is, in kant’s view, to “seek out” the foundational principle of a “metaphysics of morals,” which kant understands as a system of a priori moral principles that apply the ci to human persons in all times and cultures kant pursues this project through the first two chapters. Immanual kant – theory of motive and theory of duty posted by beckyclay | april 30, 2007 in ethics, there are two main theories when discussing moral philosophy they are the “theory of motive” and the “theory of duty” while the theory of motive explains what the truly moral motive is, the theory of duty evaluates what makes an act.
Kant's moral philosophy: a thorough overview based on the groundwork of the metaphysics of morals and later works including the topics of good will, duty, categorical and hypothetical imperatives, autonomy and kingdom of ends by robert johnson in the stanford encyclopedia. Strengths and weaknesses of kant's theory by sophie, georgine and niamh weaknesses weaknesses: an overlap in choosing an action that is morally good sometimes exists when the consequence of a particular action that is itself deemed ‘wrong’ may be for the greater good. The categorical imperative is not the golden rule kant’s deontology is presented in his groundwork for the metaphysics of morals kant in his critique of practical reason wanted to find a basis for ethics that would be based on reason and not on a faith in a god or in some cold calculation of utility that might permit people to be used for the.
Søren kierkegaard's philosophy has been a major influence in the development of 20th-century philosophy, especially existentialism and postmodernism kierkegaard was a 19th-century danish philosopher who has been called the father of existentialism [1. The ethics of star trek is a welcome addition to a line of books examining various aspects of that universe including physics, metaphysics and biology by analyzing episodes through the eyes of major philosophers, the authors provide a fresh perspective even for the veteran viewer. Defining the role of reason, kant shifts gears rather awkwardly and takes up a discussion of duty, which, like a good will, holds first place in estimating the total [moral] worth of our actions ( grounding 9.
Kant's ethics immanuel kant (1724 - 1804) stands as a milestone in the history of western philosophy epitomizing the enlightenment's faith in reason, he also demonstrated both the scope and limits of reason in his famous critique of pure reason (1781) in this work kant sought to answer the skepticism of empiricists like hume and admonish the excesses of rationalists like leibniz and wolff. Kant’s lectures on ethics this is the ﬁrst book devoted to an examination of kant’s lectures on cambridge companion to kant and modern philosophy (cambridge, 2006) kierkegaard’s fear and trembling edited by daniel conway.
There are typically three different philosophies about ethics: virtue ethics, duty ethics (deontology), and pragmatic ethics (consequentialism) pragmatic ethics is the idea that the ethical validity of a position or action is based on the outcome of such an action. Ethics based on the notion of duty or what is right (as opposed to achieving the good, ie, virtue ethics) are often termed deontological ethics kant's system of ethics is perhaps the deontological ethical system most studied. Philosophy of religion the role of love in the thought of kant and kierkegaard daryl j wennemann fontbonne college [email protected] abstract: following ronald green's suggestion concerning kierkegaard's dependence upon kant, i show how kierkegaard drew upon kant's the metaphysics of morals in order to develop his own doctrine of divine love. Immanuel kant described a deontological ethical philosophy titled as ‘kantianism’ he made it evident that in his view, duty, good will, and moral worth were critical aspects in determining of the action taken.