POLI 7919 Kant's politics (Fall: 3 )
In his famous essay Toward Perpetual Peace [1795/97] Kant writes: “True politics … cannot take a single step without already having paid homage to morality.” What does Kant mean “the true politics” and in what sense must it first “pay homage” to morality? We will address these questions through a reading of Kant’s principle political works, including through a study of Perpetual Peace, The Metaphysics of Morals (Part One), Theory and Practice, What is Enlightenment, Idea for a Universal History, and The Conflict of the Faculties, Part Two.
Instructor(s): Susan Shell
Last Updated: 23-Jan-17