Welfare in the Kantian State

Hardcover | March 1, 1999

byAlexander Kaufman

not yet rated|write a review
Kant's theory of justice continues to exert a powerful influence on contemporary discussions of justice and equality. Modern theorists disagree, however, regarding the implications of Kant's theory for the state's responsibility for public welfare. A traditional interpretation holds thatKant's political theory simply constitutes an account of the constraints which reason places on the state's authority to regulate external action. Alexander Kaufman argues that this traditional interpretation succeeds neither as a faithful reading of Kant's texts nor as a plausible, philosophically sound reconstruction of a `Kantian' political theory. Rather he argues that Kant's political theory articulates a positive conception of thestate's role. In particular, Kantian justice requires that each member of society must be guaranteed the opportunity to realize his or her purposive capacities. In order to secure this guarantee, Kantian justice requires interventions to ensure equality of capabilities.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$321.06 online
$435.00 list price (save 26%)
Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Kant's theory of justice continues to exert a powerful influence on contemporary discussions of justice and equality. Modern theorists disagree, however, regarding the implications of Kant's theory for the state's responsibility for public welfare. A traditional interpretation holds thatKant's political theory simply constitutes an ac...

Alexander Kaufman is Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago

other books by Alexander Kaufman

Distributive Justice and Access to Advantage: G. A. Cohen's Egalitarianism
Distributive Justice and Access to Advantage: G. A. Coh...

Kobo ebook|Dec 4 2014

$78.89 online$102.36list price(save 22%)
Format:HardcoverPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198294670

ISBN - 13:9780198294672

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Welfare in the Kantian State

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Note on TranslationsAcknowledgementsPreface1. Kant and Welfare2. Happiness and Welfare3. Teleology, Rational Faith, and Context Dependence4. Systematicity and Political Salience5. Political Judgement6. A Kantian Model for Social Welfare TheoryBibliographyIndex