Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Critical Perspectives

Hardcover | December 20, 2014

EditorKatrin Flikschuh, Lea Ypi

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This is the first book dedicated to a systematic exploration of Kant's position on colonialism. Bringing together a team of leading scholars in both the history of political thought and normative theory, the chapters in the volume seek to place Kant's thoughts on colonialism in historicalcontext, examine the tensions that the assessment of colonialism produces in Kant's work, and evaluate the relevance of these reflections for current debates on global justice and the relation of Western political thinking to other parts of the world.

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This is the first book dedicated to a systematic exploration of Kant's position on colonialism. Bringing together a team of leading scholars in both the history of political thought and normative theory, the chapters in the volume seek to place Kant's thoughts on colonialism in historicalcontext, examine the tensions that the assessmen...

Katrin Flikschuh is Professor of Political Theory at the London School of Economics. She works on Kant's political philosophy and its relation to contemporary liberal thinking, and has growing interests in modern African political philosophy. She is principal investigator of a three year International Networks Project awarded by the L...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.01 inPublished:December 20, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199669627

ISBN - 13:9780199669622

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Katrin Flikschuh and Lea Ypi: Introduction: Kant on colonialism: apologist or critic?1. Anthony Pagden: The Law of continuity: colonies, provinces and the justice of war within the limits of Kant's International Right2. Pauline Kleingeld: Kant's second thoughts on colonialism3. Sankar Muthu: Productive resistance in Kant's political thought: domination, counter-domination, and global unsocial sociability4. Lea Ypi: Commerce and colonialism in Kant's philosophy of history5. Liesbet Vanhaute: Colonists, traders or settlers? Kant on fair international trade and legitimate settlement6. Arthur Ripstein: Kant's juridical theory of colonialism7. Peter Niesen: Restorative justice in international and cosmopolitan law8. Anna Stilz: Provisional right and non-state peoples9. Martin Ajei and Katrin Flikschuh: Colonial mentality: Kant's hospitality right then and nowIndex