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Title:
Kant's political theory : interpretations and applications
Author:
Ellis, Elisabeth.
ISBN:
9780271053776
Publication Information:
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012.
Physical Description:
viii, 256 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Kant and the social contract tradition / Onora O'Neill -- Kant and the circumstances of justice / Arthur Ripstein -- Is Kant's rechtslehre a "comprehensive liberalism"? / Thomas W. Pogge -- Realizing external freedom : the Kantian argument for a world state / Louis-Philippe Hodgson -- The progress of absolutism in Kant's essay "What is enlightenment?" / Robert S. Taylor -- Unsocial sociability : perpetual antagonism in Kant's political thought / Michaele Ferguson -- Kant's political thought in the Prussian enlightenment / Ian Hunter -- Kant on education / Mika LaVaque-Manty -- Kant, freedom of the press, and book piracy / John Christian Laursen.
Abstract:
"A collection of essays examining Immanuel Kant's lectures and minor writings as well as his political essays. Offers a comprehensive introduction to Kant's political thought from a position of engagement with modern political and philosophical questions"-- Provided by publisher.
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Past interpreters of Kant'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 lion'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 today's most pressing questions, this volume of essays offers a comprehensive introduction to Kant's often misunderstood political thought. Covering the full range of sources of Kant's political theory-including not only the Doctrine of Right, the Critiques, and the political essays but also Kant's lectures and minor writings-the volume's distinguished contributors demonstrate that Kant'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 O'Neill, Thomas W. Pogge, Arthur Ripstein, and Robert S. Taylor.


Table of Contents

Elisabeth EllisOnora O'NeillArthur RipsteinThomas W. PoggeLouis-Philippe HodgsonRobert S. TaylorMichaele FergusonIan HunterMika LaVaque-MantyJohn Christian Laursen
List of Abbreviationsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
1 Kant and the Social Contract Traditionp. 23
2 Kant and the Circumstances of Justicep. 42
3 Is KantÆs Rechtslehre a "Comprehensive Liberalism"?p. 74
4 Realizing External Freedom: The Kantian Argument for a World Statep. 101
5 The Progress of Absolutism in KantÆs Essay "What Is Enlightenment?"p. 133
6 Unsocial Sociability: Perpetual Antagonism in KantÆs Political Thoughtp. 150
7 KantÆs Political Thought in the Prussian Enlightenmentp. 170
8 Kant on Educationp. 208
9 Kant, Freedom of the Press, and Book Piracyp. 225
Selected Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 253