• The Politics of Kantian Moral Philosophy
    Dissertation, Harvard University. 1993.
    Immanuel Kant offers a cogent doctrine of morals and implausible doctrines of politics and history. He presents a principle of moral action that coincides with deeply held moral intuitions, and he claims to derive that principle from human beings' nature as free, rational beings. At the same time, he defends an inflexible and profoundly questionable vision of politics, a vision he views as entirely consistent with that moral doctrine. ;This thesis makes two arguments concerning these claims. Fir…Read more