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Volume 64 (2009), 6

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(Original title: Kant’s Rejection of the Right of Revolution)
Filozofia, 64 (2009), 6, 592-603.

Kant’s denial of right of revolution has bewildered many Kant’s scholars. Kant sympathizes with French, American, and Irish revolutionaries. But in his Metaphysics of Morals he rejects the right of revolution. Apparently, his stance represents a tension or a contradiction. Kant believes that a legitimate government should be based on the consent of the citizens.… Read more

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