Essays on the History of Moral Philosophy Paperback / softback
J. B. Schneewind presents a selection of his published essays on ethics, the history of ethics and moral psychology, together with a new piece offering an intellectual autobiography.
The volume ranges across the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries: it includes Schneewind's early anti-foundationalist 'Moral Knowledge and Moral Principles', the classic 'The Misfortunes of Virtue', and other early essays on Kant's relation to pre-Kantian moral philosophy;also a long piece on 'The Active Powers', and Schneewind's own interpretation of Kant's moral philosophy.
These writings provide excellent introductions to Schneewind's two long books, and supplement them in important ways.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 466 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 12/11/2009
- Category: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9780199576678