Perpetual Peace and Other Essays : A Philosophical Essay, Paperback Book

Perpetual Peace and Other Essays : A Philosophical Essay Paperback

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction. Bibliography. A Note on the Text. 1. Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Intent (1784) 2.

An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment? (1784) 3. Speculative Beginning of Human History (1786) 4. On the Proverb: That May Be True in Theory, but Is of No Practical Use (1793) 5.

The End of All Things (1794) 6. To Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (1795) Glossary of Some German-English Translations.



  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
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  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780915145478

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A classic, of course.I was interested to see that a footnote in the essay "Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View" confirmed my suspicion that Kant did indeed seriously consider the possibility of intelligent life on other planets. Whenever in other works (e.g. groundwork for metaphysics of morals) he mentions that the dictates of practical reason hold not just for humans, but for any rational being, he isn't talking about angels -- he's talking about ET.