Kant: Lectures and Drafts on Political Philosophy

Kant: Lectures and Drafts on Political Philosophy

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This book is the first translation into English of the Reflections which Kant wrote whilst formulating his ideas in political philosophy: the preparatory drafts for Theory and Practice, Toward Perpetual Peace, the Doctrine of Right, and Conflict of the Faculties; and the only surviving student transcription of his course on Natural Right. Through these texts one can trace the development of his political thought, from his first exposure to Rousseau in the mid 1760s through to his last musings in the late 1790s after his final system of Right was published. The material covers such topics as the central role of freedom, the social contract, the nature of sovereignty, the means for achieving international peace, property rights in relation to the very possibility of human agency, the general prohibition of rebellion, and Kant's philosophical defense of the French Revolution.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 467 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 24mm | 700g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1108813038
  • 9781108813037
  • 94,718

Table of contents

General editors' preface; Acknowledgements; General introduction; Translators' remarks; Reflections on the Philosophy of Right; Natural Right course lecture notes by Feyerabend; Drafts for published works; Drafts for Theory and Practice; Drafts for Toward Perpetual Peace; Drafts for the Metaphysics of Morals; Drafts for Conflict of the Faculties; Notes; Glossary; Topical and chronological concordance; Index.
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About Kenneth R. Westphal

Frederick Rauscher is Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University. He is the author of Naturalism and Realism in Kant's Ethics (forthcoming), co-translator with Curtis Bowman and Paul Guyer of Kant's Notes and Fragments, edited by Paul Guyer (2005), and editor with Daniel Omar Perez of Kant in Brazil (2012). Kenneth R. Westphal is Professor of Philosophy at Bodazici UEniversitesi, Istanbul. He has published widely on German philosophy, and on Kant's philosophy in particular. His publications include Kant's Transcendental Proof of Realism (2004) and How Hume and Kant Reconstruct Natural Law (2016).
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