Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals german grundlegung zur metaphysik der sitten 1785 also known as the foundations of the metaphysics of morals grounding of the metaphysics of morals and the grounding for the metaphysics of morals is the first of immanuel kants mature works on moral philosophy and remains one of the most influential in the field. Moral principles must therefore be based on concepts of reason as opposed to particularities of culture or personality the goal of the grounding for the metaphysics of morals is to develop a clearer understanding of moral principles so that people may better avert distractions several general principles about moral duties may be advanced. Well look at the topic from the perspective of philosopher immanuel kant including his approach to morality in the text fundamental principles of the metaphysic of morals hypothetical imperatives. Kants fundamental principles of the metaphysic of morals g j mattey spring 2017 philosophy 1 the division of philosophical labor kant generally endorses the ancient greek division of philosophy into three branches physics natural philosophy ethics moral philosophy logic logic is concerned only with the forms of thinking. His two chief works in the 1790s were religion within the bounds of plain reason 1793 94 and metaphysics of morals 1798 the first part of which contained kants theory of right law and the political state
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