Kant’s Political Theory

Kant’s Political Theory

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Past interpreters of Kanta€™s thought seldom viewed his writings on politics as having much importance, especially in comparison with his writings on ethics, which (along with his major works, such as the Critique of Pure Reason) received the liona€™s share of attention. But in recent years a new generation of scholars has revived interest in what Kant had to say about politics. From a position of engagement with todaya€™s most pressing questions, this volume of essays offers a comprehensive introduction to Kanta€™s often misunderstood political thought. Covering the full range of sources of Kanta€™s political theorya€”including not only the Doctrine of Right, the Critiques, and the political essays but also Kanta€™s lectures and minor writingsa€”the volumea€™s distinguished contributors demonstrate that Kanta€™s philosophy offers compelling positions that continue to inspire the best thinking on politics today. Aside from the editor, the contributors are Michaele Ferguson, Louis-Philippe Hodgson, Ian Hunter, John Christian Laursen, Mika LaVaque-Manty, Onora Oa€™Neill, Thomas W. Pogge, Arthur Ripstein, and Robert S. Taylor.Introduction: The Essaya#39;s Immediate Intellectual Context1 In December 1784, Immanuel Kant published his essay a€œAn Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?a€ in the Berlinische Monatsschrift (BMS). The question that Kant wasanbsp;...

Title:Kant’s Political Theory
Author: Elisabeth Ellis
Publisher:Penn State Press - 2012-08-02

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