Kant's Political Legacy: Human Rights, Peace, Progress by Luigi Caranti

Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (2):352-353 (2019)

Frederick Rauscher
Michigan State University
In all three areas of Kant's political philosophy that Luigi Caranti covers, he offers compelling and persuasive accounts that sharpen our understanding of Kant and show the value of close study of historical texts for today's philosophy. Recent political philosophy inspired by Kant often draws from his more general moral writings, as exemplified by Rawls's use of the categorical imperative as a procedure. Others, however, cite Kant's works more directly concerned with political philosophy. Caranti assesses these readings in two areas—the foundations for human rights and the conditions for international peace—and adds an assessment of Kant on progress toward a just political order.The first two topics receive...
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