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War As Morally Unintelligible: Sovereign Agency And The Limits Of Kantian Autonomy, Philip J. Rossi Jan 2016

War As Morally Unintelligible: Sovereign Agency And The Limits Of Kantian Autonomy, Philip J. Rossi

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Kant’s treatment of war is usually discussed as part of his political philosophy or philosophy of history. In contrast, this essay locates these discussions in direct reference to major elements of his moral philosophy: autonomy, the categorical imperative, and the moral relationality of the kingdom of ends. Within this context, Kant’s account of war, particularly in writings from the 1790s, can be read as affirming war as morally unintelligible: It is the expression of a collective withdrawal from the constitutive relationality of moral community. This results in a radical disparity in the exercise of moral autonomy by the ...


Kant's Apophaticism Of Finitude: A Grammar Of Hope For Speaking Humanly Of God, Philip J. Rossi Aug 2014

Kant's Apophaticism Of Finitude: A Grammar Of Hope For Speaking Humanly Of God, Philip J. Rossi

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

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