Readership: Scholars and students of moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Richard Dean, American University of Beirut
"Richard Dean's ambitious and uncommonly well-written book...has the virtue of being accessible to readers not already immersed in Kant scholarship while at the same time raising stimulating challenges for those who are...a rich book with subtle and thoughtful discussion of a variety of topics in Kant's practical philosophy." - William J. Fitzpatrick, Mind Journal
"an original, challenging and unorthodox book... a rich and stimulating book which will reward not just Kant scholars, but also anyone interested in moral philosophy." - Lucy Allais, Times Literary Supplement
"Dean's book is certainly both challenging and stimulating . . . Dean brings the issue of reconciling the unconditional value of the
good will and the value of humanity as an end in itself to the fore, and this should inspire further moral enquiries of a sort that will be good not only for Kantian ethics, but for ethics and applied ethics in general." - Patrick R. Frierson, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
I. Good Will as an End in Itself
2: What should we treat as an end in itself?
3: The good will reading meshes with major ideas of Kant's ethics
4: The textual dispute, and arguments in favour of minimal readings
5: Is the good will reading just too hard to swallow?
II. The Humanity Formulation as a Moral Principle
6: The argument for the humanity formula
7: How duties follow from the categorical imperative
8: Kantian value, beneficence, and consequentialism
9: Non-human animals, humanity, and the kingdom of ends
10: Would Kant say we should respect moral autonomy?
11: Autonomy as an end in itself?
12: Some big pictures