Force and Freedom: Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy [Arthur Ripstein] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this masterful work, both an. Arthur Ripstein, Force and Freedom: Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy, Harvard UP, , pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Arthur Ripstein’s Force and Freedom is a major accomplishment; there is something to be learned from virtually every page. Ripstein’s goal is to reconstruct and.

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Giving Laws to Ourselves. The right to a piece of property is basically the right to use it as a means p.

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A Regime of Equal Private Freedom? Foundations of Natural Right: Perpetual peace is unattainable because the only rightful forum for establishing it is voluntary and can be dissolved … A permanent congress of states has no resources to perpetuate itself, and any member is ripsteim to withdraw from it p. The fact that Kant’s theory of right is grounded solely on the individual’s right to freedom independence of another’s will has suggested to many it must be libertarian in spirit.

Ripstein begins by rejecting as fundamentally un-Kantian the too familiar project of doing political philosophy by “applying general moral principles to the factual circumstances that make political society necessary” p.

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But Ripstein points out that while “Kant’s understanding of the basic range of public powers is austere in one sense, [it is] permissive in another”. But if the principle of right involves an “extension” of the categorical imperative, and is not a “derivation” from it, how can it also “follow” from it?


This volume will be of anf to a wide audience, including legal scholars, Kant scholars, and philosophers with an interest in Kant or in legal and political philosophy.

Request removal from index. He then cites Kant’s claim that the principle of forcf enters “as a postulate that is incapable of further proof” MS 6: Ripstein, Force and Freedom: Arthur Ripstein’s Force and Freedom.

Lea Ypi – – European Journal of Philosophy 22 2: Ripstein also argues that consent cannot be understood as a merely unilateral act, but always has the structure of an offer and an acceptance, requiring both parties to join their wills pp. Readings in the Philosophy of Law. I confess I can’t make sense of Ripstein’s line of reasoning here.

But I’m sorry that Gadamer, though he lived to the age ofstill did not live long enough to read it. This book, therefore, can’t be said to settle the deepest problem about Kant’s theory of right. Ripstein offers an interpretation similar to Jan Joerden and Alyssa Bernstein: Please note that ebooks are subject to tax and the final price may vary depending on your country of residence. Kant may not approve the revolutionary overthrow of a legal order, but he may regard as permissible or even obligatory the creation of a condition of right out of one he would call ‘barbarism’ — organized coercion without law.

Ripstein argues, for instance, that when the poor are supported through any form of charity, however benevolently intended, this puts them in essentially the same position they would be in if they were slaves.

George Pavlakos – – Jurisprudence 1 2: Redistribution and Equality of Opportunity. Arthur Ripstein’s Force and Freedom: Ripstein argues for the Kantian thesis that rightfully sharing purposes with others is not possible merely through adding one person’s volition to fofce, but requires a “joining of wills” through mutual acts, each of which takes the other’s volitional act as an object p.


Wood – – Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Chapter 7’s treatment of international right seems hard to reconcile with forrce Kant defends in all his main writings on the subject.

Embodied Free Beings under Public Law: Added to PP index Total downloads 40, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 14 34, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Until now, however, I have never found the book Gadamer thought so badly needed to be written.


This book is also available in other formats: Neither Justice nor Charity? Nevertheless Ripstein does ably expound Kant’s theory of right in the way it ought to be expounded, and he forfe thoughtful discussion of a wide range of issues from the authentically Kantian perspective on right and politics.

Edmundson – – Ethics 4: Chapter 2 expounds Kant’s conception of the innate right of humanity. He was already over 70, and I was still in my twenties, having just published my first book on Kant.

Basic to this concept of freedom is being “your own master” sui jurisin contrast to being like a slave or serf subordinated to the will of another. But this book finally appears to be it.