While Kant’s political thought has enjoyed considerable attention beyond the relatively narrow circle of specialists, one cannot help noticing how scholars have been interested in debating specific hermeneutical issues rather than using Kantian tenets as guides for political action. Hermeneutical work has thus been carried out without much attention to the thorniest issues of our world – at least to those that could be treated through Kantian lenses in the hope of intellectual progress. To be sure, the latest books on Kant’s political philosophy published in English – (S. Baiasu, S. Pihlstrom and H. Williams Eds.) Politics and Metaphysics in Kant (UWP 2011), G. Browning, Global Theory from Kant to Hardt and Negri (Palgrave 2011), I. Geiger, The Founding Act of Modern Ethical Life: Hegel's Critique of Kant's Moral and Political Philosophy (SUP 2007) – make an effort to bridge hermeneutics and politics. But such efforts are devoted mainly to measuring the distance between politics as currently practiced and Kant’s own normative intuitions. Rarely is it ever highlighted how Kant, properly understood, can actually solve pressing political questions of the contemporary world: the philosophical foundation of human rights; the means by which to achieve international security; the limits and proper scope of political action vis à vis other domains of human agency. The present work addresses precisely these three questions by offering a thorough reconstruction of Kant’s view on human rights, on the relation between institutional reforms and the prospects of international peace, and on the idea of political agency against the background of a teleological view of history.
|Titolo:||Kant's Politics Today. Human Rights, Peace, Progress|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Monografia o trattato scientifico|