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Kant and the Ethics of Humility

A Story of Dependence, Corruption and Virtue

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Kant and the Ethics of Humility by Jeanine Grenberg
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In previous years, philosophers have either ignored the virtue of humility or found it to be in need of radical redefinition. But humility is a central human virtue, and it is the purpose of this book to defend that claim from a Kantian point of view. Jeanine Grenberg argues that we can indeed speak of Aristotelian-style, but still deeply Kantian, virtuous character traits. She proposes moving from focus on action to focus on person, not leaving the former behind, but instead taking it up within a larger, more satisfying Kantian moral theory. Using examples from literature as well as philosophy, she shows that there is a Kantian virtue theory to be explored in which humility plays a central role. Her book will have a wide appeal to readers not only in Kant studies but also in theological ethics and moral psychology.

Author Biography

Jeanine Grenberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy at St Olaf College, Minnesota.
Release date Australia
February 11th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
284
Dimensions
152x229x16
ISBN-13
9780521131216
Product ID
4054318

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