18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
very illuminating but requiring patience,
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This review is from: Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) (Paperback)
The first work I read of Kant's was Critique of Practical Reason, which was probably a mistake. Afterwards I read this and it helped me a great deal in understanding Kant's second critique and Critique of Pure Reason. The style is more sparkling then his three most well known works and requires less patience but saying that you still need to read some sentences five or six times.
I don't agree with everything dear old Immanuel states in this work particularly as he doesn't leave enough room for faith and he considers morality in the abstract far too much. But then again you cannot agree with a thinker 100% of the time; and I don't believe anybody could have made the strides in philosophy that he did. In my opinion it is better to start off with this work before attempting his critiques', but anyway good luck to you in whatever work of Kants you read because you will need it.
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