Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals (3rd ed.) | with On a Supposed Right to Lie because of Philanthropic Concerns


Immanuel Kant


This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous consequences.

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