Kant, Schopenhauer and morality

recovering the categorical imperative by Mark Thomas Walker

Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK .
Written in

  • PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics,
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Ethics,
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General,
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / General

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementMark Thomas Walker
    LC ClassificationsB2799.E8 W26 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25110259M
    ISBN 109780230282605
    LC Control Number2011047564

    Recovering the Categorical Imperative

    In the book "Kant, Schopenhauer and Morality," author Mark Thomas Walker explores the moral philosophies of Immanuel Kant and Arthur Schopenhauer. The book provides a deep dive into their ethical theories, with a particular focus on Kant's concept of the categorical imperative.


    • PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics
    • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
    • ETHICS
    • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
    • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / General

    Publish Country

    This book was published in NYU.


    "Kant, Schopenhauer and Morality" is a thought-provoking exploration of the ethical theories proposed by Immanuel Kant and Arthur Schopenhauer. By delving into these philosophies, author Mark Thomas Walker offers readers a chance to reassess their own moral beliefs and understanding of the human experience.

    Understanding Kant's Categorical Imperative

    One of the central concepts discussed in the book is Kant's categorical imperative. Kant argued that moral actions should not be based on personal desires or subjective motivations. Instead, ethical decisions should stem from a universal principle that applies to all rational beings. By analyzing Kant's philosophical framework, readers can gain a deeper understanding of the role of reason in moral decision-making.

    Schopenhauer's Influence on Moral Philosophy

    In addition to exploring Kant's ideas, Walker also delves into the impact of Arthur Schopenhauer on moral philosophy. Schopenhauer believed that the will to live was the driving force behind human actions and ultimately led to suffering. By examining Schopenhauer's perspective, readers can reflect on the connection between personal desires, suffering, and ethical behavior.

    Applying Ethical Theories to Practical Situations

    Throughout the book, Walker provides real-world examples to help readers grasp the practical implications of Kant and Schopenhauer's moral theories. By considering how these concepts can be applied to everyday situations, readers can begin to develop their own ethical framework and make more informed decisions in their lives.


    "Kant, Schopenhauer and Morality" by Mark Thomas Walker is a must-read for anyone interested in ethical philosophy. Through an examination of Kant's categorical imperative and Schopenhauer's ideas on suffering and desire, readers can gain valuable insights into the nature of morality and how it applies to their own lives. Download the book now and embark on a journey of moral discovery.