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Emmanuel KANT: the visionary of peace?

Hugues Tsaramaro

Immanuel KANT's starting point was an observation: either states are permanently at war, or they live in a relative and therefore precarious peace.Immanuel KANT's intention in his "Project of Perpetual Peace" is to extricate the European states of his time from their bellicose nature, and to radiate a "lasting and shared peace". This is because there is in each of us, he notes, that "unsociable sociability of man" which means that conflict is at the heart of the social. So we need to find a reliable tool to correct this instinct of "possessive individualism" that lies dormant within us. This tool, argues Immanuel KANT, is the combination of law and morality.Immanuel KANT's political project is therefore to identify the root causes of this permanent war, in order to extricate all states, once and for all, from their posture of conflictuality and permanent war, to a lasting and shared peace. To achieve this, he believes we must not turn a blind eye to the "unsociable sociability of man", meaning that conflict lies at the heart of the social.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Our Knowledge Publishing
  • Publish Date: Oct 9th, 2023
  • Pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.96in - 1.39lb
  • EAN: 9786206541424
  • Categories: General
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