Immanuel Kant's legal philosophy and theory have played an enormous role in the development of law since the eighteenth century. Although this influence can be seen primarily in German law and in the law of nations which have traditionally been oriented toward German legal development, today Kant's philosophy has experienced a Renaissance in the Anglo-American legal world. This anthology collects what the editors believe to be the very best of articles on Kant's legal theory, with an emphasis on his Metaphysics of Morals of 1797. In particular the articles relate to: 1) the nature of law and justice, 2) private law, 3) public law, 4) criminal law, 5) international law, and 6) cosmopolitan law.



part I|84 pages

The Nature of Law and Justice

chapter 1|38 pages

Law as a Kantian Idea of Reason

ByJ. Weinrib * Ernest

chapter 2|28 pages

Kant’s Theory of Justice *

ByThomas W. Pogge

chapter 3|16 pages

Kant and Human Dignity

ByHruschka Joachim

part II|78 pages

Private Law

chapter 4|22 pages

Freedom and Constraint in Kant’s Metaphysical Elements of Justice

ByFlikschuh * Katrin

chapter 5|32 pages

Kant’s Theory of Property

ByGregor Mary

chapter 6|24 pages

Kant’s Theory of Contract

ByByrd Sharon

part III|108 pages

Public Law

chapter 7|18 pages

From Anarchy to Republic:

Kant’s History of State Constitutions
ByJoerden Jan

chapter 8|18 pages

Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of Political Authority

ByThompson Kevin

chapter 10|26 pages

Kant on Welfare

ByLebar Mark

part IV|96 pages

Criminal Law

chapter 11|50 pages

Kant’s Theory of Punishment

Deterrence in its Threat, Retribution in its Execution
ByB. Sharon Byrd

chapter 12|14 pages

On the History of Justification and Excuse in Cases of Necessity *

ByHruschka Joachim

chapter 13|30 pages

Wrongdoing, Desert, and Punishment

ByThomas E. Hill

part V|80 pages

International Law

chapter 14|10 pages

Kant’s Idea of a World Republic *

ByMarini Giuliano

chapter 15|20 pages

The State as a ‘Moral Person’ *

ByB. Sharon Byrd, Augsburg

chapter 16|32 pages

Kant’s Just War Theory

ByOrend Brian

chapter 17|16 pages

Kant, Intervention and the ‘Failed State’

ByCavallar Georg, Reinisch August

part VI|44 pages

Cosmopolitan Law

chapter 18|24 pages

Justice and Foreigners

Kant’s Cosmopolitan Right
ByMuthu * Sankar

chapter 19|18 pages

Kant’s Cosmopolitan Patriotismxy *

ByKleingeld Pauline