Has Social Justice any Legitimacy in Kant’s Theory of Right? The Empirical Conditions of the Legal State as a Civil Union

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  • Nuria Sánchez MADRID

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https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31732014000200007

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Kant. Right. Poverty. Property. Welfare State.

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This paper aims at shedding light on an obscure point in Kant’s theory of the state. It discusses whether Kant’s rational theory of the state recognises the fact that certain exceptional social situations, such as the extreme poverty of some parts of the population, could request institutional state support in order to guarantee the attainment of a minimum threshold of civil independence. It has three aims: 1) to show that Kant’s Doctrine of Right can offer solutions for the complex relationbetween economics and politics in our present time; 2) to demonstrate the claim that Kant embraces a pragmatic standpoint when he tackles the social concerns of the state, and so to refute the idea that he argues for an abstract conception of politics; and 3) to suggest that a non- aternalistic theory of rights is not necessarily incompatible with the basic tenets of a welfare state.

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2014-12-18

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MADRID, N. S. (2014). Has Social Justice any Legitimacy in Kant’s Theory of Right? The Empirical Conditions of the Legal State as a Civil Union. TRANS/FORM/AÇÃO: Revista De Filosofia, 37(02). https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31732014000200007

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