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Tamar Gendler on Deontology

- Professor Gendler opens with a final criticism of Utilitarianism from Bernard Williams: in some cases, a good person should feel reluctant to do an act which brings about the greatest happiness, even if it is the right thing to do. The second half of the lecture introduces Kant’s deontological moral theory. In contrast to consequentialism, deontology holds that it’s not the outcome of actions that matter for their moral valence, but rather the will of the agent performing such actions. The outlines of Kant’s deontological theory are presented, to be continued in the next lecture.

Guyer: Hume, Kant, and the Passion for Reason

- "Hume, Kant, and the Passion for Reason" by Professor Paul Guyer was presented as part of the prestigious Edinburgh Philosophy lecture series, the Nature of Knowledge Lectures.

Audiobook: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals

- LibriVox
The Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, also known as The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals or Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals or Grounding of the Metaphysics of Morals, is Immanuel Kant’s first contribution to moral… More

Audiobook: Critique of Practical Reason

- LibriVox
The Critique of Practical Reason (Kritik der praktischen Vernunft) is the second of Immanuel Kant’s three critiques, first published in 1788. It follows on from his Critique of Pure Reason and deals with his moral philosophy. The second Critique… More

Audiobook: On the Popular Judgment

- LibriVox
This tripartite essay, published variously as On the Popular Judgment (J. Richardson trans.), On the Old Saw (E.B. Ashton trans.), or On the Common Saying (both M.J. Gregor and H.B. Nisbet), Kant takes up the issue of the relation of theory to practice… More

Guyer: Interview on Kant, part 1

- The Department of Ethics at the University of Lodz (Poland) interviews Prof. Paul Guyer on the meaning of Kant's philosophy in the modern world. The interview took place during the international conference "The Topicality of Kant's Philosophy of State and Law".

Guyer: Interview on Kant, part 2

- The Department of Ethics at the University of Lodz (Poland) interviews Prof. Paul Guyer on the meaning of Kant's philosophy in the modern world. The interview took place during the international conference "The Topicality of Kant's Philosophy of State and Law".

Guyer: Kant, Autonomy, and Modernity

- Paul Guyer, professor at University of Pennsylvania, speaks at the annual Fall lecture series of the School of Philosophy. October 15, 2010.

Sandel on Kant

- Harvard University
PART ONE: MIND YOUR MOTIVE Professor Sandel introduces Immanuel Kant, a challenging but influential philosopher. Kant rejects utilitarianism. He argues that each of us has certain fundamental duties and rights that take precedence over maximizing utility.… More

Audiobook: Critique of Pure Reason

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The Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781 with a second edition in 1787, has been called the most influential and important philosophical text of the modern age. Kant saw the Critique of Pure Reason as an attempt to bridge the gap between… More

Audiobook: Perpetual Peace

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This essay, written in 1795, puts forth a plan for a lasting peace between nations and peoples. Kant puts forth necessary means to any peace, and argues that nations can be brought into federation with one another without loss of sovereignty. In one… More

Leo Strauss Lectures

- Leo Strauss Center
“Seminar in Political Philosophy: Kant” has 20 sessions, with audio files for all 20 sessions. Readings include Prolegomenon (Introduction), Critique of Pure Reason (prefaces and select passages), Idea for A Universal History with… More