1st Edition

Immanuel Kant

Edited By

Arthur Ripstein

ISBN 9780754627883
Published July 28, 2008 by Routledge
580 Pages

USD $350.00

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Book Description

Kant casts a long shadow over contemporary debates in political philosophy. The Kantian roots of ideas of dignity, autonomy, equality and freedom under law are widely acknowledged. Kant’s own developments of those ideas in his explicitly political writings are taken up less frequently. The aim of this volume is to help bring those contributions out of the shadows. The articles and essays explore various dimensions of Kant’s complex and powerful picture of the relation between morality and politics that Kant develops.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I General: Kantian Morality and Kantian Politics: The law of humanity and the limits of state power, Julius Ebbinghaus; Kant's conception of a 'metaphysic of morals', Mary J. Gregor; The final form of Kant's practical philosophy, Allen Wood; Why the Doctrine of Right does not belong in the Metaphysics of Morals: on some basic distinctions in Kant's moral philosophy, Marcus Willaschek; Is Kant's reschtlehre comprehensive liberalism?, Thomas W. Pogge; The problematic status of gender-neutral language in the history of philosophy: the case of Kant, Pauline Kleingeld. Part II Private Law: Property, Contract and Status: Authority and coercion, Arthur Ripstein; Freedom and constraint in Kant's Metaphysical Elements of Morals, Katrin Flikschuh; The permissive law of practical reason in Kant's Metaphysics of Morals, Joachim Hruschka; Kant on 'why must I keep my promise?', B. Sharon Byrd and Joachim Hruschka; Could it be worth thinking about Kant on sex and marriage?, Barbara Herman. Part III Public Law and the Liberal State: 'The right of a state' in Immanuel Kant's Doctrine of Right, Bernd Ludwig; The public use of reason, Onora O'Neill; Kant, ideal theory and the justice of exclusionary zoning, Sarah Williams Holtman; Private order and public justice: Kant and Rawls, Arthur Ripstein; Poverty and property in Kant's system of rights, Ernest J. Weinrib; Questions about Kant's opposition to revolution, Thomas E. Hill Jr; Kant and the right of rebellion, H.S. Reiss; From anarchy to republic: Kant's history of state constitutions, Jan Joerdan. Part IV The Right of Nations and Cosmopolitan Right: Approaching perpetual peace: Kant's defence of a league of states and his ideal of a world federation, Pauline Kleingeld; Kantian patriotism, Pauline Kleingeld; Kant, liberal legacies and foreign affairs, part 1, Michael W. Doyle; Kantian perspectives on democratic peace: alternatives to Doyle, Georg Cavallar; Index.

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Arthur Ripstein, Professor, School of Law, University of Toronto, Canada.


'...the collection is well-worth having in the University library, and it should facilitate the access of students and scholars to an important selection of the secondary literature in this area of Kant scholarship...One can only be grateful to the editor for having collected so many fine essays between these covers.' Heythrop Journal