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Reason, Normativity and Law

New Essays in Kantian Philosophy

Editor(s): Alice Pinheiro Walla Mehmet Ruhi Demiray

Language: English

Genre(s): Philosophy

Series: Political Philosophy Now

February 2020304 pages

Hardback - 9781786835123 eBook - epub - 9781786835147 eBook - mobi - 9781786835154 eBook - pdf - 9781786835130

About The Book

How should we act? How should the world be organised? This new anthology on Kant’s practical philosophy guides the reader from the general question of the nature of reasons and rationality in Kant’s philosophical system to the Kantian task of promoting justice and peace at the global level. Contributions in this volume show how the Kantian idea of reason as a source of normativity is grounded, and which implications and applications the Kantian approach might bring about. The volume covers three areas: meta-ethics, political thought and theory, and applied politics. Although these are different spheres of thought, they are interconnected in an fundamental way through Kant’s account of normativity as derived from reason. The volume provides an overview of recent debates in Kant scholarship and ground-breaking new applications of Kant’s theory to current affairs.


List of Illustrations
Introduction Alice Pinheiro Walla and Ruhi Demiray
Part I: Reason and Normativity
1. Can Kantian Constructivism Avoid Realist Commitments? Michael Lyons
2. Staying Philosophically on the Surface: Constitutivist and Naturalist Quests for Normativity Sorin Baiasu
3. The Politics of Reason Sofie Christine Møller
Part II: Reason and Legal Order
4. Justice, Citizenship and the Kingdom of Ends Sarah Holtman
5. Juridical Law as a Categorical Imperative Marie Newhouse
6. Provisional and Private Legality in Kant Christoph Hanish
7. Why Human Dignity Cannot Be the Basis of Human Rights, At Least on Kantian Grounds Matthé Scholten
8. Kant’s Idea of Law and Human Rights Ruhi Demiray

Part III: Kant and Contemporary Political Issues
9. Forcible Dispossession of Territory and State Legitimacy: A Kantian Account Sylvie Loriaux
10. Private Property and Territorial Rights: A Kantian Alternative to Contemporary Debates Alice Pinheiro Walla
11. Kant’s Cosmopolitan Right and Human Dignity in European Asylum Law Domenica Dreyer-Plum


About the Editor(s)

Alice Pinheiro Walla

Alice Pinheiro Walla is W1 Professor of Political Philosophy (Global Justice) at the Philosophy & Economics Program, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

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Mehmet Ruhi Demiray

Mehmet Ruhi Demiray is Einstein Visiting Research Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin.

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