Autonomy, Dignity and History in Caranti’s Kant’s Political Legacy

  • Luigi Filieri PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Pisa and Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies (IISF-Neaples)
Keywords: moral agency, teleology, history, human nature


In this paper I discuss some relevant theses of Caranti’s Kant’s Political
Legacy, whose aim is to provide a consistent account of how we could
develop Kant’s political thought and see to what extent Kant’s insights
can help us to critically understand the 21st century’s political world.
First, I will focus on autonomy as the ground of dignity and discuss
Caranti’s arguments against the exclusiveness of the Categorical Imperative
as the sole principle of true moral agency. Second, I will take into account
Caranti’s views on history and consider whether human rational nature
can be regarded as containing teleological – though non-biological –
elements, thereby questioning Caranti’s Separability Thesis.


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