Immanuel Kant — Justice as Freedom

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Abstract

After a short explanation of Kant’s distinction between right (justice) and virtue (ethics), I sketch his theory of “private right,” which are the rights individuals have in relation to each other. Subsequently, I address the question of why we have states and public legal-political systems, followed by the issue of states’ rights (public right), specifically, the question of whether the state has (public) rights that extend beyond the (private) rights individuals have in relation to each other. The final two parts of this introduction focus on the distinction between “active” and “passive citizens,” the relation between right (justice) and politics, the issue of global justice, and, briefly, the historical influence of Kant’s ideas about justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhilosophy of Justice
EditorsGuttorm Fløistad
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages213-237
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9789401791755
ISBN (Print)9789401791748
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Publication series

NameContemporary Philosophy: A New Survey
Volume12

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Immanuel Kant
Justice
Individual Rights
Political System
Global Justice
Virtue Ethics

Keywords

  • public authority
  • poverty relief
  • moral motivation
  • civil condition
  • legitimate state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Varden, H. (2015). Immanuel Kant — Justice as Freedom. In G. Fløistad (Ed.), Philosophy of Justice (pp. 213-237). (Contemporary Philosophy: A New Survey; Vol. 12). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9175-5_13

Immanuel Kant — Justice as Freedom. / Varden, Helga.

Philosophy of Justice. ed. / Guttorm Fløistad. Springer Netherlands, 2015. p. 213-237 (Contemporary Philosophy: A New Survey; Vol. 12).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Varden, H 2015, Immanuel Kant — Justice as Freedom. in G Fløistad (ed.), Philosophy of Justice. Contemporary Philosophy: A New Survey, vol. 12, Springer Netherlands, pp. 213-237. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9175-5_13
Varden H. Immanuel Kant — Justice as Freedom. In Fløistad G, editor, Philosophy of Justice. Springer Netherlands. 2015. p. 213-237. (Contemporary Philosophy: A New Survey). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9175-5_13
Varden, Helga. / Immanuel Kant — Justice as Freedom. Philosophy of Justice. editor / Guttorm Fløistad. Springer Netherlands, 2015. pp. 213-237 (Contemporary Philosophy: A New Survey).
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