XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Civil Society in Kant’s Philosophy of History

Sandra Zakutna

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: sala Torricelli
Data: 26 maggio 2010 - 14:30
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010


The paper aims at analyzing the problem of civil society in Kant’s philosophy of history. Kant deals with the questions of philosophy of history mainly in his political essays that differ from his Critiques both in content and in style. The paper deals predominantly with the writing Idee zu einer allgemeinen Geschichte in weltbürgerlicher Absicht, which presents a summary of problems of philosophy of history. Civil society, achieved through antagonism – unsociable sociability – is compared to the previous state of humankind that was ruled by nature. The civil society represents the cornerstone for cosmopolitan state with people who are citizens of the world.