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Kant’s Political Legacy

Human Rights, Peace, Progress

Author(s): Luigi Caranti

Language: English

Genre(s): Philosophy

Series: Political Philosophy Now

August 2019320 pages216x138mm

Hardback - 9781783169795 Paperback - 9781786834317 eBook - epub - 9781783169818 eBook - mobi - 9781783169825 eBook - pdf - 9781783169801

About The Book

This book focuses on Kant’s analysis of three issues crucial for contemporary politics. Starting from a new reading of Kant’s account of our innate right to freedom, it highlights how a Kantian foundation of human rights, properly understood and modified where necessary, appears more promising than the foundational arguments currently offered by philosophers. It then compares Kant’s model for peace with the apparently similar model of democratic peace to show that the two are profoundly different in content and in quality. The book concludes in analysis of Kant’s controversial view of history to rescue it from the idea that his belief in progress is at best over-optimistic and at worst dogmatic.

About the Author(s)

Luigi Caranti

Luigi Caranti (PhD Boston University) is associate professor of political philosophy at the Università di Catania. He focuses on Kant and political philosophy, and has published books and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Political Philosophy, Kant Studien and Journal of Human Rights.Luigi Caranti (PhD Boston University) is associate professor of political philosophy at the Università di Catania. He focuses on Kant and political philosophy, and has published books and articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Political Philosophy, Kant Studien and Journal of Human Rights.

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