Welfare in the Kantian State
ISBN10: 0198294670 ISBN13: 9780198294672 Contributors: Kaufman, Alexander A. Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand Published: May 27 1999 Pages: 179 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
A traditional interpretation holds that Kant'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 the state's role.