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Kant on Civil Society and Welfare, Paperback / softback Book

Kant on Civil Society and Welfare Paperback / softback

Part of the Elements in the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant series


What justifies state-sponsored supports for individual welfare within a Kantian political system, as well as the purpose and extent of such supports and the form they may take, are vexed questions.

This Element characterizes and assesses main contenders (including minimalist and middle-ground accounts) by examining the competing interpretations of Kant's larger political theory that found their social welfare claims.

It then develops and defends an alternative based in civic respect.

This emphasizes the perspective and institutional commitments that Kant's model of citizenship entails and what is required to respect each as both a person and a participant in joint governance.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 102 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900
  • ISBN: 9781108438742


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