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Politics and Teleology in Kant

The fourteen essays in this volume, by leading scholars in the field, explore the relationship between teleology and politics in Kant’s corpus. Among the topics discussed are Kant’s normative political theory and legal philosophy; his cosmopolitanism and views on international relations; his theory of history; his theory of natural teleology; and the broader relationship between morality, history, nature, and politics. Politics and Teleology in Kant will be of interest to a wide audience, including Kant scholars; scholars and students working in moral and political philosophy, the philosophy of history, and political theory and political science; legal scholars; and international relations theorists.

320 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Connection between Politics and Teleology in Kant
Paul Formosa, Avery Goldman and Tatiana Patrone

1. Natural Right in Toward Perpetual Peace
Howard Williams

2. The Ends of Politics: Kant on Sovereignty, Civil Disobedience and Cosmopolitanism
Paul Formosa

3. The Development of Kant’s Cosmopolitanism
Pauline Kleingeld

4. Kant’s Principles of Publicity
Allen Wood

5. Public Reason and Kantian Civic Education, or: are the humanities ‘dispensable’ and if not, why not?
Susan Meld Shell

6. Kant, Justice and Civic Fellowship
Sarah Holtman

7. Teleology and the Grounds of Duties of Juridical Right
Tatiana Patrone

8. The Guarantee of Perpetual Peace: Three Concerns
Luigi Caranti

9. The Function and Structure of Teleology in Kant’s Philosophy of History and Political Philosophy
Thomas Fiegle

10. The Political Foundations of Prophetic History
Sharon Anderson-Gold

11. What are we allowed to hope? Kant’s Philosophy of History as Political Philosophy
Fotini Vaki

12. Perfected Humanity: Nature’s Final End and the End in Itself
Richard Dean

13. The Principle of Purposiveness: From the Beautiful to the Biological and finally to the Political in Kant’s Critique of Judgment
Avery Goldman

14. Kant’s Pure Ethics and the Problem of ‘Application’
Angelica Nuzzo

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