Force and Freedom
Harvard University Press, Oct 15, 2009 - Law - 399 pages
In this masterful work, both an illumination of Kant's thought and an important contribution to contemporary legal and political theory, Arthur Ripstein gives a comprehensive yet accessible account of Kant's political philosophy. In addition to providing a clear and coherent statement of the most misunderstood of Kant's ideas, Ripstein also shows that Kant's views remain conceptually powerful and morally appealing today.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Innate Right of Humanity
Contract and Consent
Three Defects in the State of Nature
Giving Laws to Ourselves
ability accept acquired action applies argues argument arrangements authority basic basis benefits bind body Cambridge Chapter choice citizens claim concept conduct consent considered consistent contract create decide depend determine discussion distinction Doctrine duty effects ends enforceable enter entitled equal example exercise external fact fail focuses follows force freedom further give grounds human idea independence individual innate right institutions interaction interests internal Kant Kant's Kantian land limits matter maxim means merely moral nature normative object obligation offer officials particular parties person philosophy political positive possession possible postulate practical principle Principle of Right private right problem provides public right punishment question reason relation respect restrict result rightful condition rules set and pursue someone space structure supposed theory things thought tion turn unilateral University Press violate wrong