Idea of a Universal History on a Cosmopolitical Plan (Illustrated) by Immanuel Kant

Idea of a Universal History on a Cosmopolitical Plan (Illustrated)

byImmanuel Kant, Timeless Books: Editor

Kobo ebook | June 24, 2015

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Immanuel Kant was a great philosopher and one of the founders of the modern system of philosophy. He is in the row with the greatest thinkers as Aristotle, Isaac Newton, John Locke, David Hume, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and John Stuart Mill. Their thoughts had strong influence on building the foundation of the United States and its endeavor of open society.

Kant published The Idea of a Universal History on a Cosmopolitical Plan in 1784 and he was in controversy due to the political implications of its critique of his contemporary Johann Gottfried Herder. In the book, Kant claimed that rational and moral autonomy will inevitably defeat the compulsions of self-interested individualism. Kant concluded this by advancing a hierarchical account of development of world history from the perspective of a universal future history. Kant further claimed that the constitutional republics of contemporary Western Europe as belonging to an advanced stage of development to be civilized but not thoroughly moral. All other societies were inferior and judged according to the benchmark of Western Europe.

Kant’s work produced great influence on modern philosophy and logic. His view became widely recognised as the foremost philosophical voice and his influence has been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and social sciences.

This book is one of the most important ones about philosophy and politics by Immanuel Kant, one of the greatest thinkers of modern philosophy on the planet.


Title:Idea of a Universal History on a Cosmopolitical Plan (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 24, 2015Publisher:www.WealthOfNation.comLanguage:English

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