Kant's Political Religion: The Transparency of Perpetual Peace and the Highest Good

@article{Taylor2010KantsPR,
  title={Kant's Political Religion: The Transparency of Perpetual Peace and the Highest Good},
  author={Robert S. Taylor},
  journal={The Review of Politics},
  year={2010},
  volume={72},
  pages={1 - 24}
}
Abstract Scholars have long debated the relationship between Kant's doctrine of right and his doctrine of virtue (including his moral religion or ethico-theology), which are the two branches of his moral philosophy. This article will examine the intimate connection in his practical philosophy between perpetual peace and the highest good, between political and ethico-religious communities, and between the types of transparency peculiar to each. It will show how domestic and international right… Expand
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