Kant’s International Relations: The Political Theology of Perpetual Peace

Molloy, Sean P (2017) Kant’s International Relations: The Political Theology of Perpetual Peace. University of Michigan Press, Michigan, USA, 270 pp. ISBN 978-0-472-13040-5. E-ISBN 978-0-472-12294-3. (doi:https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.5036715) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Why does Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) consistently invoke God and Providence in his most prominent texts relating to international politics? This question animates this study of one of the preeminent philosophers of modernity. In this wide ranging study, Se n Molloy proposes that texts such as Idea for a Universal History with Cosmopolitan Intent and Toward Perpetual Peace cannot be fully understood without reference to Kant's wider philosophical projects, and in particular the role that belief in God plays within critical philosophy and Kant's inquiries into anthropology, politics, and theology. The broader view that Molloy provides reveals the political-theological dimensions of Kant's thought as directly related to his attempts to find a new basis for metaphysics in the sacrifice of knowledge to make room for faith.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Immanuel Kant; International Relations; Political Theory; Political Theology; Philosophy; Global Politics; Peace; War; Cosmopolitanism; Liberalism
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Rubrick Biegon
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 12:09 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2019 11:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62991 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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