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Lecture+8+Cosmopolitanism+II - Lecture8:ImmanuelKant,PartII

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Lecture 8: Immanuel Kant, Part II INTA 2030: Ethics and International Affairs 2/23/2011
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To Perpetual Peace Six preliminary articles and three definitive articles  for perpetual peace among nations Preliminary articles make up prohibitive laws Laws 1, 5 and 6 hold strictly regardless of the circumstances Laws 2, 3 and 4 some leeway in their implementation  depending on the circumstances
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Six Preliminary Articles  1. No treaty of peace that tacitly reserves issues for a  future war shall be held valid 2. No independent nation may be acquired by another  nation. A nation is not a possession 3. Standing armies shall be gradually abolished, but  citizens should still be prepared to fight 4. No foreign debts are to be permitted. Owning loans  works like having a war chest 5. No nation should forcibly interfere with the constitution  and government of another 6. Nations shall not conduct war in a manner such that  (assassination, breach of surrender, instigation of  treason) mutual trust in the future becomes impossible
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Three Definitive Articles 1. The civil constitution of every nation should be  republican a) Founded on the principles of freedom, dependence and  equality b) Republicanism is the only foundation for perpetual  peace 2. The right of nations shall be based on a federation  of free states 1. Not a nation of nations, but a league of peace  conducted through the moral legislative power of  reason 3. Cosmopolitan right shall be limited to conditions of  universal hospitality
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Peace as a Moral Objective Why can we assume that peace is our moral 
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Lecture+8+Cosmopolitanism+II - Lecture8:ImmanuelKant,PartII

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