Kantian Individualism and Political Libertarianism
By James R. Otteson Jr.
This article appeared in the Winter 2009 issue of The Independent Review

Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) endorsed a view of the individual human agent that implies a minimal, libertarian state, yet he endorsed a state that seems in some cases to conflict with that agency. How might Kant’s other ideas resolve the tension between his libertarianism and his endorsements of state power?

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Other Independent Review articles by James R. Otteson Jr.
    Fall 2012   The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior
    Winter 2011   Why Not Socialism?
    Winter 2006   On Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations”: A Philosophical Companion
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