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A Commentary on Kant's Critique of Practical Reason

Author: Lewis White Beck; Shogo Fujita, translator
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Price: $40.00
Publisher: Shinchi shobo
Publisher Location: Tokyo
Book Condition: Very Good
Pub Date: 1985
In Japanese. Lightest shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, corners slightly bumped, a few page corners creased; no jacket. Slipcase is rubbed, corners bumped. 426 pages.The classic commentary by Lewis White Beck translated into Japanese by Shogo Fujita, Department of Philosophy and Ethics, Osaka Kyoiku University. "Kant's 1788 follow-up to his epochal Critique of Pure Reason analyzes the practical aspects of reason, which is concerned with will, or self-determination. He argues that the freedom of the will becomes the practical necessity of determining how one shall lead one's life, with the fundamental principle of morality being the "categorical imperative" stating that one should be obligated to act so that any moral action could be made into a universal law binding all mankind." The Critique is the only writing in which Kant weaves his thoughts on practical reason into a unified argument. Lewis White Beck offers a classic examination of this argument and expertly places it in the context of Kant's philosophy and of the moral philosophy of the eighteenth century. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!