Force and Freedom

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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.
 

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Contents

An Overview
1
The Innate Right of Humanity
30
Acquired Rights
57
Property
86
Contract and Consent
107
Three Defects in the State of Nature
145
Giving Laws to Ourselves
182
Roads to Freedom
232
Redistribution and Equality of Opportunity
267
Punishment
300
Revolution and the Right of Human Beings as Such
325
A Postulate Incapable of Further Proof
355
Index
389
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Arthur Ripstein is University Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

Arthur Ripstein is University Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto.

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