Philosophy, theology and politics between Hobbes and Kant

  • da lunedì 18 Maggio 2009 a venerdì 22 Maggio 2009
Scuola Alti Studi

  • Introduction: similarities and conflicts in Hobbes and Kant.
  • Kant’s ethical theory and Hobbes’science of politics from the nature of human beings.
  • Kant’s view of judgment and progress. Third Kritik, Part II and “Perpetual Peace”. Hobbes’ theory of civil law in A Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Law.
  • Kant’s Religion within the Limits of Reason and Hobbes’ Theological posture in Leviathan.
  • Summary: From the tradition previous to Hobbes and Kant and from the viewpoint of the present to them.

Riferimenti Bibliografici

  • R.E. Flathman, Hobbes: Skepticism, Individuality and Chastened Politics, Newbury Park, 1993;
  • B. Ludwig, Hobbes: Die Widerendeckung des Epikureschen Naturrechts, Frankfurt am Main, Vittorio Klostermann; , 1998;
  • D.P. Gauthier, The Logic of Leviathan, Oxford, Clarendon Press 1969;
  • F.C. Beiser, The Sovereignity of Reason: The Defense of Rationality in the Early English Enlightenment, Princeton University Press, 1996;
  • J.H. Zammito, The Genesis of Kant’s Critique of Judgment, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1992; *
  • L.W. Beck, Early German Philosophy: Kant and his Predecessors, Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969;
  • H.E. Allison, Kant’s Transcendental Idealism: An Interpretation and Defense, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2004. *

(*) I titoli contrassegnati con l'asterisco sono disponibili, o in corso di acquisizione, per la consultazione e il prestito presso la Biblioteca della Fondazione Collegio San Carlo (lun.-ven. 9-19)

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