Kant’s Political Legacy

Human Rights, Peace, Progress

Luigi Caranti

Kant’s Political Legacy

Luigi Caranti

Distributed for University of Wales Press

320 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2017
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9781783169795 Published June 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Though Immanuel Kant wrote his seminal works more than two centuries ago, his philosophy still has much to offer us when we consider the problems we face today. Kant’s Political Legacy presents an informed and original reading of Kant’s work as applied to key questions relating to human rights, dignity, and respect on the individual level and the nature of democracy, security, peace, and political interactions at the national and international level. The result is a reading of Kant that could not be more timely, one that opens up countless new avenues of thought for grappling with some of the most pressing problems of our time.
 
Contents
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
 
Introduction
 
Part I: Human Rights
1 Kant’s Theory of Human Rights
2 Human Rights: the Contemporary Debate
3 The Foundation of Human Rights: The Dignity Approach
 
Part II: Peace
4 The Kantian Model
5 Democratic Peace Theory
6 The Two Models Compared
 
Part III: Progress
7 Kant’s Early Teleology in Idea
8 To Perpetual Peace: A Secular Guarantee of Progress?
9 Progress and Political Agency
 
Notes
Bibliography
Index
 
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