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Anderson-Gold, Sharon 1947-

Works: 5 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 1,963 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B2799.E8, 170.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sharon Anderson-Gold
Kant's anatomy of evil by Sharon Anderson-Gold( )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kant infamously claimed that all human beings, without exception, are evil by nature. This collection of essays critically examines and elucidates what he must have meant by this indictment. It shows the role which evil plays in his overall philosophical project and analyses its relation to individual autonomy. Furthermore, it explores the relevance of Kant's views for understanding contemporary questions such as crimes against humanity and moral reconstruction. Leading scholars in the field engage a wide range of sources from which a distinctly Kantian theory of evil emerges, both subtle and robust, and capable of shedding light on the complex dynamics of human immorality."--Page 4 de la couverture
Unnecessary evil : history and moral progress in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant by Sharon Anderson-Gold( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No philosopher has been more committed to the idea of the moral progress of humanity than Immanuel Kant. But is this idea of the moral advancement of the species compatible with the individualist basis of Kantian ethics? Do individuals have obligations to contribute toward the welfare of future generations? Here, Sharon Anderson-Gold affirms the compatibility of Immanuel Kant's philosophy of history and ethics by reversing the individualistic reading of the nature of virtue and vice. Arguing that Kant's definition of radical evil as a characteristic of the social condition of humanity makes virtue a collective task, she concludes that Kant's views on the moral progress of the species are essential to a proper appreciation of the collective character of moral goals and the social context of both virtue and vice. The author also expands the role of reflective judgment in the development of a cosmopolitan discourse specifying duties supporting international institutions, human rights, and global economic justice. She argues that reflective judgements contain both phenomenological and normative components, making a moral evaluation of social institutions possible, thereby providing an orientation or guide for individual action."--Jacket
Cosmopolitanism and human rights by Sharon Anderson-Gold( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teleology and radical evil : an interpretation of the concept of species character in Kant's philosophy of historty by Sharon Anderson-Gold( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I wish to maintain that the proposed tension between Kant's philosophy of history and ethics rests upon an inadequate interpretation of Kant's ethics resulting from the neglect of his writings on the character of evil and its relation to the human will. Kant's concept of evil in his Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone is not a concept derived from experience and ascribable in its primary sense to the individual. Radical evil is a species character of man as man and opens up a temporal horizon for the development of freedom. Virtue is always a task and a project for the human being, a self-creating, self-perfecting process. Evil is an anthropological-ethical notion. History is linked to ethics by way of a pragmatic cultural anthropology. Therefore, I conclude that Kant's philosophy of history has systematic value for his thought as a whole and deserves to be taken seriously
Politics and Teleology in Kant by Avery Goldman( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, consisting of fourteen essays by leading scholars in the field, is the first to focus in depth on the critically important relationship between politics and teleology in Kant's work
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Unnecessary evil : history and moral progress in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant
Unnecessary evil : history and moral progress in the philosophy of Immanuel KantCosmopolitanism and human rights
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