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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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”. It ought to be a book, he declared, that did not start out from Kantian ethics, but instead expounded Kant’s theory of human rights, law and politics authenticallysolely on the ground of Kant’s concept of Recht: Ripstein’s Kantian account emphasizes that the state, in order to make good the defects of a pre-political condition in these respects must be empowered to act in the name of all its members.

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Pavlos Eleftheriadis – – Oxford University Press. Please note that ebooks are subject to tax and the final price may vary depending on your country of residence. Arthur Ripstein University of Toronto, St. As Ripstein points out, this concept of freedom was not new with Kant. I confess I can’t make sense of Ripstein’s line of reasoning here. Yankah – – Criminal Law and Philosophy 6 2: Arthur Ripstein’s Force and Freedom: Fried – – The Journal vorce Ethics 16 1: Chapters 7 and 8 emphasize the public and universal function of the law, and the fact that a condition of right requires certain forms of mandatory co-operation that could not, from a Kantian standpoint, be justified on any grounds of welfare or private benefit.

Chapter 2 expounds Kant’s conception of the innate right of humanity. The right to a piece of property is basically the right to use it as a means p. Ripstein offers an interpretation similar to Jan Joerden and Alyssa Bernstein: 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.

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Instead, he begins by noting Kant’s sharp distinction between right and ethics, and proceeds from the Kantian concept of right or external freedom: History of Western Philosophy.

External Freedom in Kant’s Rechtslehre: But I’m sorry that Gadamer, though he lived to the age ofstill did not live long enough to read it. He begins by claiming that “The Universal Principle of Right really does follow from the Categorical Anc, but is not equivalent to it” p. Edmundson – – Ethics 4: In Chapter 9, Ripstein argues at length that the Kantian state has wide powers and responsibilities when it comes to economic control and redistribution.

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Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy. I can only report that I find it, freevom his attempt to resolve the main question, deeply unsatisfying. The innate right to freedom needs to be extended, as Kant argues, to means outside your body through the right of property over things, and rights relating to other persons — of contract and of status — which comprehend the sphere of “private right”.

Ripstein defends such a treatment of the case of Nazi Germany in some empirical detail, making a very persuasive case for this Kantian approach to it. That Hobbes seems largely to have won out in the way philosophers think about freedom, is attested by the fact that on issue after issue, Ripstein must begin by arguing that from the Kantian standpoint, all the now familiar approaches ask the wrong forcr, so that much of this book is a Kantian reformulation of the terms in which familiar issues of law and politics should be discussed.

Realism in Normative Political Theory. All of the essays are contributions to normative philosophy in a broadly Kantian spirit. Kate Moran – – Canadian Journal of Philosophy 47 4: He argues in effect that a rightful international organization of states can never be more than what Kant calls a ‘congress’ MS 6: Perpetual peace is unattainable because the only rightful forum for establishing it is voluntary and can be dissolved … A permanent congress of states has xnd resources to perpetuate itself, and any member is entitled to withdraw from it p.

Coercion and the Grounds of Legal Obligation: Wood – – Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Google Books no proxy From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.


Persons and Bodies Japa Pallikkathayil 3. It also does not provide, in my view, a satisfactory interpretation of certain parts of it, such as punishment and international right. The innate right to freedom over your own body must be “extended” to things outside you. Ripstein postpones to an Appendix his consideration of this very basic but also very difficult question.

Force and Freedom

By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. In that respect, I am more than satisfied with this book.

In ChaptersRipstein contrasts Kant’s approach to property rights not only with approaches that treat such rights as functions of some distributive agenda concerning the benefits of the use of things, but also with a Lockean approach.

Gadamer told me I should write such a book — a recommendation I found flattering, but I also immediately and silently dismissed, partly because my principal interest in Kant was precisely in his ethics, but chiefly because I thought it could be done properly only by someone who had much more knowledge of law than I had, or ever intended to acquire.

Foundations of Natural Right: Freedom means pursuing ends you have chosen, rather than ends chosen for you by others. He was already over 70, and I was still in my twenties, having just published my first book on Kant.


It is purely formal in the sense that it concerns only your rightful claim to pursue whatever purposes you set through whatever actions you choose. Added to PP index Total downloads 40, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 14 34, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? It was drawn from what Quentin Ffreedom and Philip Pettit have called the “republican” or “neo-republican” tradition in early modern politics. Request removal from index.