Kant's Theory of Moral Motivation

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No moral theory is more widely discussed today than Kant's moral theory. And, perhaps the most influential contribution of Kant's moral theory lies in his theory of moral motivation. In this book, Daniel Guevara probes Kant's theory by examining existing arguments, and by proposing new scholarship. Guevara delves into apparent contradictions in Kant's discussions and attempts to sort out these paradoxes. No moral theory is more widely discussed today than Kant's moral theory. And, perhaps the most influential contribution of Kant's moral theory lies in his theory of moral motivation. In this book, Daniel Guevara offers an account of Kant's theory of moral motivation that comprehends the most challenging and controversial aspects of Kant's theory of the will and human moral motivational psychology.Guevara defends conclusions that go against the preponderance of the literature, especially in his claim that for Kant, the moral motive is a sui generis feeling. Guevara elaborates and defends this claim, and he draws out its significance not only for Kant scholarship, but also for contemporary moral philosophy. This text will be of special interest to anyone who wishes to investigate the growing confidence in contemporary philosophy that Kant's work contains a viable, comprehensive, philosophical vision.