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Volume 13  Number 3  •  Winter 2009
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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.
    Summer 2017   The Misuse of Egalitarianism in Society
    Fall 2012   The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior
    Winter 2011   Why Not Socialism?
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