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N terms of his fundamental principles of politics this edition also contains such useful student aids as notes on the texts a comprehensive bibliogaphy and a new postscript looking at some of the principal issues in Kantian scholarship that have arisen since the first editio. I only read a handful of these pieces the ones that focused on history I was surprised at my ability to understand what Kant was saying despite never having read his other philosophy Of course his views on history are completely bogus and only serve the purpose of strengthening the theoretical existence of the state Now to read Hegel to see how these ideas are elaborated

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The original edition of Kant Political Writings was first published in 1970 and has long been established as the principal English language edition of this important body of writing In this new expanded edition two important texts illustrating Kant's view of history are incl. The introduction of my edition makes two striking points1 You should just learn German if you want to understand Kant2 Kant is a dry writer with occasionally brilliant sentences So that was good to know And actually not a bad mentality for going in I went in intimidated by Kant and I still feel intimidated by him but also impressed This is really fascinating stuff I'm not sure I agree with any of it But I find his logic fascinating Though an Enlightenment philosopher he was a contemporary of the American Revolution than an influence on it and I think that is one reason I didn't necessarily resonate with his thought the way I do with Locke But there are some really fascinating comparisons to be made with his work and Hobbes's Looking forward to digging deeper in this stuff

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Uded for the first time his reviews of Herder's Ideas on the Philosophy of the History of Mankind and Conjectures on the Beginning of Human History as well as the essay What is Orientation in Thinking In addition to a general introduction assessing Kant's political thought i. I always find Kant a bit disingenuous intentionally avoiding digging to the level where his conceptions of the world are actually challenged His a priori knowledge acts as a warm blanket over any ideas he wants to protect without having a great deal of substance behind them In the end Kant tries to balance his ethics between a rejection of an all powerful deity and the preservation of morals established by a higher power It was inevitable that we would in time reach a point in society where this conflict at the root of Kantian thought would form the battleground between complete nihilism Unfortunately we live in those times where absolutes in morality have been rejected I wish Kant could have dug deeper perhaps discovering the one rock on which permanent morality can be built Alas he neglected to do so As a result many of his ideas on political philosophy read as hopeful musings rather than true assertions Of course Kant himself recognized this to a certain extent Kant indulged in prophesy in order to make human history turn toward it in a self aware attempt at authorship of the future In his own words he describes prophesy as having power merely due to the propensity of humanity to ensure prophets speak truth We prophesy the future then make that prophecy happen through our intentional actions toward that direction In the end Kant set a goal for humanity where he saw one lacking and it is certainly a goal worth persuing perpetual peace At the time he established barriers in accomplishing this goal the ends never justify the means This imperative speaks against the facism that arose in the last century as well as giving directives to society in general In other words there is wisdom contained in his philosophy although fueled on hope than on pure reason Beyond The Last Blue Mountain: A Life Of J. 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10 thoughts on “Political Writings

  1. says:

    The introduction of my edition makes two striking points1 You should just learn German if you want to understand Kant2 Kant is a dry writer with occasionally brilliant sentences So that was good to know And actually not a bad mentality for going in I went in intimidated by Kant and I still feel intimidated by him but also impressed This is really fascinating stuff I'm not sure I agree with any of it But I find his logic fascinating Though an Enlightenment philosopher he was a contemporary of the American Revolution than an influence on it and I think that is one reason I didn't necessarily resonate with his thought the way I do with Locke But there are some really fascinating comparisons to be made with his work and Hobbes's Looking forward to digging deeper in this stuff


  2. says:

    Not all of the selections in this volume are the complete texts The edited texts are On the Common Saying Metaphysics of Morals Contest of Faculties A later edition of this book includes three short items and a postscript concerning scholarly issues since its first publication in 1970


  3. says:

    Really not a political theorist Please stop claiming Kant as a liberal


  4. says:

    I always find Kant a bit disingenuous intentionally avoiding digging to the level where his conceptions of the world are actually challenged His a priori knowledge acts as a warm blanket over any ideas he wants to protect without having a great deal of substance behind them In the end Kant tries to balance his ethics between a rejection of an all powerful deity and the preservation of morals established by a higher power It was inevitable that we would in time reach a point in society where this conflict at the root of Kantian thought would form the battleground between complete nihilism Unfortunately we live in those times where absolutes in morality have been rejected I wish Kant could have dug deeper perhaps discovering the one rock on which permanent morality can be built Alas he neglected to do so As a result many of his ideas on political philosophy read as hopeful musings rather than true assertions Of course Kant himself recognized this to a certain extent Kant indulged in prophesy in order to make human history turn toward it in a self aware attempt at authorship of the future In his own words he describes prophesy as having power merely due to the propensity of humanity to ensure prophets speak truth We prophesy the future then make that prophecy happen through our intentional actions toward that direction In the end Kant set a goal for humanity where he saw one lacking and it is certainly a goal worth persuing perpetual peace At the time he established barriers in accomplishing this goal the ends never justify the means This imperative speaks against the facism that arose in the last century as well as giving directives to society in general In other words there is wisdom contained in his philosophy although fueled on hope than on pure reason


  5. says:

    Great selection of texts and handy introductionpostscript too Particularly fascinating to see Kant's complex attitude towards the French Revolution in 'Contest of the Faculties'


  6. says:

    This is a very useful collection of Kant's political writings because they are the philosophical underpinnings of the trend toward transnational governance since 1815 beginning with the Congress of Vienna that established the international system after the Napoleonic wars in Europe to the League of Nations and the United NationsUnfortunately the philosophy as philosophy is really bad The entire teleological argument is founded unfortunately on the naturalistic fallacy


  7. says:

    I only read a handful of these pieces the ones that focused on history I was surprised at my ability to understand what Kant was saying despite never having read his other philosophy Of course his views on history are completely bogus and only serve the purpose of strengthening the theoretical existence of the state Now to read Hegel to see how these ideas are elaborated


  8. says:

    Now this was actually a Kant book that I really enjoyed This is also the book that put his categorical imperative in a practical social light easier to understand and written with clarity than some of his other works


  9. says:

    Read this book for a ethics class Loved Kant for the endless Kant jokes he provided ie Professor I am sorry but I Kant give you a sypnosis of the assigned reading


  10. says:

    Kant Political Writings Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought by Immanuel Kant 1991


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