Arthur Melnick is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois. He has published three books and numerous articles on Kant’s philosophy, a book on the nature of representation and a book on consciousness.
Philosophers specializing in contemporary issues in ethics, Kant’s ethics, Aristotle’s ethics, and issues over free will and responsibility.
"In this ambitious work in moral philosophy, Melnick (Univ. of Illinois) attempts to complete a Kantian project, convincing moral skeptics that it is in their own interest to be moral. Surprisingly, he accomplishes this by using a broadly eudaemonistic strategy with a very contemporary definition of happiness: happiness is one's final end and is endorsed contentment, which requires that one consider others’ ways of being happy." -J. D. Sands Wise, Georgetown College, CHOICE
Table of contents
PART ONE- Happiness
Chapter 1- Happiness as Endorsed Contentment
Chapter 2- The Final Good and the Final End
Chapter 3- Reason and True Happiness
Chapter 4- The Happiness of Others
PART TWO- Morality
Chapter 5- The Fundamental Principle of Morality
Chapter 6- The Content of the Fundamental Principle
Chapter 7- Other Accounts of Morality
PART THREE- Freedom
Chapter 8- Freedom, Deliberation and the Self
Chapter 9- Freedom, Ultimate Power and Ultimate Responsibility