ERIC Number: EJ872162
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Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Cosmopolitanism and Peace in Kant's Essay on "Perpetual Peace"
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v29 n2 p129-140 Mar 2010
Immanuel Kant's essay on Perpetual Peace (1795/96) contains a rejection of the idea of a world government (earlier advocated by Kant himself). In connexion with a substantial argument for cosmopolitan rights based on the human body and its need for a space on the surface of the Earth, Kant presents the most rigorous philosophical formulation ever given of the limitations of the cosmopolitan law. In this contribution, Kant's essay is analysed and the reasons he gives for these restrictions discussed in relation to his main focus: to project a realistic path to perpetual peace.
Descriptors: Human Body, Social Environment, Discourse Analysis, World Views, Social Theories, Values, Global Approach, Peace, Government (Administrative Body), Individual Needs
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