Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (6):609-630 (2003)

Authors
Robert Fine
University of Warwick
Abstract
s theory of cosmopolitan right is widely viewed as the philosophical origin of modern cosmopolitan thought. Hegel’s critique of Kant’s theory of cosmopolitan right, by contrast, is usually viewed as regressive and nationalistic in relation to both Kant and the cosmopolitan tradition. This paper reassesses the political and philosophical character of Hegel’s critique of Kant, Hegel’s own relation to cosmopolitan thinking, and more fleetingly some of the implications of his critique for contemporary social criticism. It is argued that Hegel’s critique was neither regressive nor nationalistic, but rather that he advanced the theory of cosmopolitan right beyond the Kantian framework of formal natural law. The main proposition is that Hegel was not only the first to recognize cosmopolitanism as a definite social form of right, relative to other forms in the modern system of right, but that his ‘scientific and objective’ approach to the issue makes a substantial contribution to restoring the severed connections between the realism of war between nations and the normativism of perpetual peace. Key Words: cosmopolitanism • Habermas • Hegel • Kant • nationalism • peace • right • war.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1177/0191453703296001
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 65,784
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Kant and Stoic Cosmopolitanism.Martha C. Nussbaum - 1997 - Journal of Political Philosophy 5 (1):1–25.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Introduction: Cosmopolitanism: Between Past and Future.Vivienne Boon & Robert Fine - 2007 - European Journal of Social Theory 10 (1):5-16.

View all 8 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
232 ( #44,850 of 2,463,136 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #299,108 of 2,463,136 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes