Kant's Doctrine of Right in the 21st Century

Cardiff: University of Wales Press (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX


For a long time, Kant’s Doctrine of Right languished in relative neglect, even among Kantians. The work was best known for its uncompromising views on punishment and revolution, and for a seemingly limited and not particularly original emphasis on private property. Kant’s more interesting political claims were often said to be located elsewhere: in the third Critique (Hannah Arendt, Patrick Riley), or the structure of the critical project (Onora O’Neill). When John Rawls explained why his theory of justice could be given a ‘Kantian interpretation’, he drew on concepts found just in Kant’s moral philosophy, bypassing the Doctrine of Right entirely. In recent years, however, there has been an expanding body of work on the Doctrine of Right, by writers like B. Sharon Byrd and Joachim Hruschka, Arthur Ripstein, Elisabeth Ellis, and Lea Ypi. Ripstein and Ellis, in particular, have sought to reframe the arguments of Kant’s text in terms more congenial to contemporary legal and political theory. But can Kant’s arguments really be applied to twenty-first-century political debates? The authors in this collection of essays explore this question in different ways, by looking at different aspects of Kant’s text. What is distinctive about Kant’s conception of the social contract, or human rights? Can a Kantian political philosophy concern itself with poverty and welfare rights? Can a Kantian affirm a conception of civil disobedience? What kind of view should a Kantian have of international relations? Can Kant’s views on punishment be reconciled with a conception of forgiveness? What would a Kantian position be in contemporary debates about marriage? The authors of this volume do not always agree with one another, but they always seek to be faithful to the text, and to understand what a political position grounded in the Doctrine of Right would look like in twenty-first-century terms.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,330

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Kant's Guarantee for Perpetual Peace: A Reinterpretation and Defence.Sorin Baiasu - 2018 - In Larry Krasnoff, Nuria Sánchez Madrid & Paula Satne (eds.), Kant's Doctrine of Right in the 21st Century. Cardiff, UK: University of Wales Press. pp. 181-200.
Kant's Critique of Right.Gary Banham - 2002 - Kantian Review 6:35-59.
The Historical Formation of Confucian Doctrines and the Possible Transfigurations in the Future.Li Weiwu - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 9:93-113.
Private Property and the Possibility of Consent. Immanuel Kant and Social Contract Theory.Alice Pinheiro Walla - forthcoming - In Larry Krasnoff, Nuria Sánchez Madrid & Paula Satne (eds.), Kant's Doctrine of Right in the 21st Century. University of Wales Press.
War closure in the 21st century1.Richard M. O'Meara - 2013 - In Fritz Allhoff, Nicholas Evans & Adam Henschke (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century. Routledge. pp. 105.
Rethinking Kant's Fact of Reason.Owen Ware - 2014 - Philosophers' Imprint 14.


Added to PP

47 (#293,989)

6 months
7 (#170,468)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

Paula Satne
University of Leeds
Larry Krasnoff
College of Charleston

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references