The Reason, Right, and Revolution Translation Project. 

From German texts to English: Translations of Practical Philosophy between Kant and Hegel.

J. B. Erhard’s ‘Devil’s Apology’ (1795)

 

The first ever translation of J. B. Erhard’s 1795 ‘Devil’s Apology’ into English by James Clarke and Conny Rhode.

Now available with open access in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, follow the link here

 

With Introduction by James Clarke, follow the link here.

Salomon Maimon’s ethical writings (1794)

Translation of one of Salomon Maimon’s ethical writings, accompanied by a brief introduction by Timothy Sean Quinn in The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, follow the link here.

 

Abstract

 

This essay is a translation of one of Salomon Maimon’s ethical writings, accompanied by a brief introduction. In it, Maimon proposes a correction of the Kantian moral principle of duty, as it is articulated both by Kant’s Groundwork for a Metaphysics of Morals and his Critique of Practical Reason. In particular, Maimon’s essay reveals the influence of Reinhold’s critique of Kant’s moral philosophy, especially regarding the role of incentives behind moral action. It reveals as well Maimon’s commitment to the primacy of the theoretical over the practical, drawn from his reading of Maimonides and Spinoza. The essay, therefore, marks an important moment in the development of Maimon’s assimilation of Kantian philosophy, one often neglected in scholarship on his work.

J.G. Fichte

S. Maimon