Iain P. D. Morrisson

Iain P. D. Morrisson is an instructional assistant professor in the Honors College at the University of Houston. He has published numerous articles on Kant and Nietzsche, including pieces in the Southern Journal of Philosophy and History of Philosophy Quarterly.

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Kant scholars since the early nineteenth century have disa­greed about how to interpret his theory of moral motivation. Kant tells us that the feeling of respect is the incentive to moral action, but he is notoriously ambiguous on the question of what exactly this means. In Kant and the Role of Pleasure in Moral Action, Iain Morrisson offers a new view on Kant’s theory of moral action.

“This in depth examination of a difficult point of Kantian thought, one which Kant himself might not have completely formulated, is clearly presented and refreshingly free of jargon.”

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