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Kant’s Social and Political Philosophy

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[Revised entry by Frederick Rauscher on April 11, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Kant wrote his social and political philosophy in order to champion the Enlightenment in general and the idea of freedom in particular. His work came within both the natural law and the social contract traditions. Kant held that every rational being had both an innate right to freedom and a duty to enter into a civil condition governed by a social contract in order to realize and preserve that freedom….

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