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Kant's Arguments for His Formula of Universal Law

Derek Parfit

in The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281688
eISBN:
9780191603747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay considers the structure of the argument for duty in the Kantian context, in which it was most influentially formed. Kant notoriously argues that the supreme principle of morality must be ... More


Kant’s Critique of Morality

Christopher Meckstroth

in The Struggle for Democracy: Paradoxes of Progress and the Politics of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190213923
eISBN:
9780190213947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213923.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter argues for a radically antifoundational interpretation of the core arguments of Kant’s philosophy of morality. Kant’s debts to his interpretation of Socratic criticism and Plato’s ideas ... More


Kant’s Untermenschen

Charles W. Mills

in Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190245412
eISBN:
9780190245450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245412.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Immanuel Kant is pivotal to the Enlightenment, so if racist ideas were central to his thought this implies a radical rethinking of the conventional narratives of the history of modern Western ... More


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