Love and Respect in the Doctrine of Virtue

Marcia Baron

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In the Metaphysics of Morals, Kant contrasts duties of love with duties of respect, claiming that love bids us to approach one another, while respect admonishes us to maintain distance between ourselves and others. This paper examines the relationship between love and respect in the 'Doctrine of Virtue' and between duties of love and duties of respect, and challenges the sharp contrast Kant draws between the two types of duty.
(This is a revised version of the paper by the same title published in 1997.)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKant's Metaphysics of Morals: Interpretative Essays
EditorsMark Timmons
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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