The Rational Demand of Kant's Ethics in the Beginning of 1760

Ethic@: An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 16 (2):219–242 (2017)
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My aim in this paper is to present a distinct interpretation of the moral problem in young Kant's major writings, namely, Preisschrift and Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime. In contrast to the traditional reading, I will try to stress, that from analysis of the relation between the formal and material aspects of morality, we are able to verify that there is, indeed, underlying these writings, a rational demand of ethics. Therefore, we can remark that these writings, more than a mere reproduction of British morality, represent a moment of transition in which Kant frees himself from scholastic influence, to investigate in another way the primary concept of moral obligation.



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Bruno Cunha
Federal University of São João Del Rei

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