Kantian benevolence

Mayr E (2018)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2018


Publisher: Oxford University Press

Book Volume: 92

Pages Range: 225-245

Conference Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume

DOI: 10.1093/ARISUP/AKY005


Kantians may be unable to derive all of benevolence from reverence for rational agency, but the remaining lacuna is not as extensive as Arpaly thinks. For while we should take seriously Kantian worries about separating benevolence from reverence, a considerable part of benevolence can be explained in terms of reverence for rational agency on a plausible intepretation of the latter. Furthermore, Kantians have an irreducible role for benevolence within their ethics, which is different from the role of a self-standing virtue.

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Mayr, E. (2018). Kantian benevolence. Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society, 92, 225-245. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ARISUP/AKY005


Mayr, Erasmus. "Kantian benevolence." Proceedings of the Aristotelean Society 92 (2018): 225-245.

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