Kant's Impure Ethics: From Rational Beings to Human Beings
This is the first book-length study in any language to examine in detail and critically assess the second part of Kant's ethics--an empirical, impure part, which determines how best to apply pure principles to the human situation. Drawing attention to Kant's under-explored impure ethics, this revealing investigation refutes the common and long-standing misperception that Kants ethics advocates empty formalism. Making detailed use of a variety of Kantian texts never before translated into English, author Robert B. Louden reassesses the strengths and weaknesses of Kantian ethics as a whole, once the second part is re-admitted to its rightful place within Kant's practical philosophy.
Oxford University Press
Louden, Robert B. PhD, "Kant's Impure Ethics: From Rational Beings to Human Beings" (2002). Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Books. 658.