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  1. Gunnar Beck (2008). Fichte and Kant on Freedom, Rights, and Law. Lexington Books.
    Fichte and Kant on Freedom, Rights, and Law is an essential book for scholars of these two philosophers."--BOOK JACKET.
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  2. Gunnar Beck (2008). The Mythology of Human Rights. Ratio Juris 21 (3):312-347.
    Abstract. A special legal status is accorded to human rights within Western liberal democracies: They enjoy a priority over other human goods and are not subjected to the majoritarian principle. The underlying assumption—the idea that there are some human values that deserve special protection—implies the need for both a normative and a conceptual justification. This paper claims that neither can be provided. The normative justification is needed to support the priority of human rights over other human goods and to rank (...)
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  3. Gunnar Beck (2006). Immanuel Kant's Theory of Rights. Ratio Juris 19 (4):371-401.
  4. Gunnar Beck (1999). Autonomy, History and Political Freedom in Kant's Political Philosophy. History of European Ideas 25 (5):217-241.
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  5. Gunnar Beck (1996). From Kant to Hegel—Johann Gottlieb Fichte's Theory of Self-Consciousness. History of European Ideas 22 (4):275-294.
    This article emphasizes Fichte's role as a central figure in the period of transition from Kantian moral universalism to Hegelian ontological collectivism and _Sittlichkeitsethik. Echoing Rousseau's insights into the sociological determinants of human consciousness and drawing on Herder's more comprehensive theory of the linguistic and cultural conditions of all human thought, Fichte, in his writings from 1796 onward, develops a radical reformulation and extension of Kant's theory of reason and self-consciousness. Fichte's theory of the origins and nature of consciousness and (...)
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