Kant, Applied is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Onora O’Neill, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a crossbench member of the House of Lords. After intriguing insights into Onora O’Neill’s path to becoming a Kant scholar, this wide-ranging conversation explores how Kant’s philosophy is relevant for many thorny issues in our contemporary social world, from human rights to patient consent to corporate transparency and more.
This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, The Benefits of Struggling, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
- A Circuitous Route – Philosophy via history, psychology and physiology
- Becoming Philosophical – Towards Kant
- The Categorical Imperative – And its complications
- Human Rights – Duties and how to implement them
- Implementation – Trust, trustworthiness and appreciating limits
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