PWAD_notes_11_08_Kant_Perp_Peace

PWAD_notes_11_08_Kant_Perp_Peace - Louis Asbury November 8...

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Louis Asbury November 8, 2006 PWAD QUIZ THIS FRIDAY Paper topics are out. Papers are due Tuesday before thanksgiving. (UNC closed Wednesday) KANT Perpetual Peace People are crooked timber- they don’t do what they ought to do. They can always try to do their duty, be we often don’t. Often passion/sentiment/emotion/greed/lust prevents us from doing our duty. Despair is most likely to divert us from peace. Kant wants to develop Hope - the opposition of despair. Desire cultivates hope. Kant feels that there needs to be three institutions to insure peace: 1. All States become republics. 2. A League of nations devoted to peace 3. A cosmopolitan right established. A republic state- A big distinction between legislative (fully representational of the people) and executive branch. Otherwise it is considered despotism. Pp112: Republican state follows upon the idea of: 1.) Original Contract : gives us the idea of the republican state. Everyone is equal and free; 2.) Appoint a legislature separate from an 3.) Executive branch which carries out the law. Legislative is highest
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