Kant's Idea for a universal history with a cosmopolitan aim: a critical guide

New York: Cambridge University Press (2009)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Lively current debates about narratives of historical progress, the conditions for international justice, and the implications of globalisation have prompted a renewed interest in Kant's Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Aim. The essays in this volume, written by distinguished contributors, discuss the questions that are at the core of Kant's investigations. Does the study of history convey any philosophical insight? Can it provide political guidance? How are we to understand the destructive and bloody upheavals that constitute so much of human experience? What connections, if any, can be traced between politics, economics, and morality? What is the relation between the rule of law in the nation state and the advancement of a cosmopolitan political order? These questions and others are examined and discussed in a book that will be of interest to philosophers, social and political theorists, and intellectual and cultural historians

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,923

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

Analytics

Added to PP
2009-09-15

Downloads
63 (#262,249)

6 months
5 (#707,850)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

James Schmidt
Boston University
Amelie Rorty
PhD: Yale University; Last affiliation: Boston University

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references