David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (2):194-206 (2007)
In the middle section of Theory and Practice , Kant speaks briefly `against <span class='Hi'>Hobbes</span>'; but for a fuller version of Kant's anti-Hobbesianism one must turn to the three Critiques , the Groundwork , and Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone . It is in those works that one learns that, for Kant, <span class='Hi'>Hobbes</span>'s notion of `will' as fully determined `last appetite' destroys the freedom needed to take `ought' or moral necessity as the motives for self-determined action; that <span class='Hi'>Hobbes</span>' s version of the social contract is thus incoherent; that <span class='Hi'>Hobbes</span> is not even able to show how moral ideas (i.e. `ought') are conceivable through the `pressure' of `outward objects'. For Kant, in short, <span class='Hi'>Hobbes</span> has no adequate notions of will, freedom, moral necessity, ideation, or even obligatory contract, and therefore fails in his own stated aims. Key Words: <span class='Hi'>Hobbes</span> • Kant • politics • reason • teleology • will.
|Keywords||politics teleology Kant reason Hobbes will|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Lisa Curtis-Wendlandt (2012). No Right to Resist? Elise Reimarus's "Freedom" as a Kantian Response to the Problem of Violent Revolt. Hypatia 27 (4):755 - 773.
Similar books and articles
Peter J. Taylor (1994). Shifting Frames: From Divided to Distributed Psychologies of Scientific Agents. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:304 - 310.
H. M. Malm (1989). Commodification or Compensation: A Reply to Ketchum. Hypatia 4 (3):128 - 135.
J. L. Schellenberg (2005). The Hiddenness Argument Revisited (II). Religious Studies 41 (3):287 - 303.
H. E. Baber (1987). How Bad Is Rape? Hypatia 2 (2):125 - 138.
P. X. Monaghan (2010). A Novel Interpretation of Plato's Theory of Forms. Metaphysica 11 (1):63-78.
Gabriella Slomp (2007). Kant Against Hobbes: Reasoning and Rhetoric. Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (2):207-222.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads60 ( #27,893 of 1,101,724 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #34,009 of 1,101,724 )
How can I increase my downloads?