Kant’s Open Secret

  title={Kant’s Open Secret},
  author={Geoffrey Bennington},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={26 - 40}
It is argued that Kant’s claimed reconciliation of politics and ethics in the Appendix to ‘Perpetual Peace’ founders on an irreducible element of secrecy that no amount of ‘publicity’ could ever dissipate. This shows up figuratively in images of veiling, and more especially in the paradoxical ‘very transparent veil’ associated with British politics in a footnote to ‘The Contest of Faculties’. This figure suggests that the structure of the ‘public’ itself involves a kind of transcendental… 

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Dudding : des noms de Rousseau


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He is currently working on a book of deconstructive political philosophy tentatively entitled Scatter

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