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Workshop on Kant’s Doctrine of Right at Bogazici, run by Nuria Sánchez Madrid (University Complutense of Madrid) and Lucas Thorpe (Bogazici University), March 28th and 29th.

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Nuria Sánchez Madrid (University Complutense of Madrid) and Lucas Thorpe (Bogazici University) will run a two day workshop on Kant’s political philosophy at Bogazici on Thursday March 28th and Friday March 29th from 2-6pm, in room TB130. Everyone is Welcome.

In this workshop we will provide an overview of Kant’s Doctrine of Right, as well as presenting some of our own recent work. The Doctrine of Right is the first section of the Metaphysics of Morals (1797). We will be using the English translation by Mary Gregor found in Kant’s Practical Philosophy.

The event will be run as a seminar, with the possibility for discussion. The schedule and some suggested readings can be found below the fold.

UPDATE: I’ve added a handout here for the first two sessions.

THURSDAY, March 28th (TB130)

2-3pm Lucas Thorpe
Introduction I: The Place of the Doctrine of Right in Kant’s philosophy and within the Metaphysics of Morals.

3-4pm Lucas Thorpe
Introduction II: The structure of the Doctrine of Right. (6:205-6:242)

4-5pm Nuria Sánchez Madrid
The axiomatic structure of Kant’s Doctrine of Right: the necessity of the juridical viewpoint.

5-6pm Nuria Sánchez Madrid
Right, juridical community and the limitation of freedom.
(With a discussion of the “Introduction” of Naturrecht Feyerabend)


FRIDAY, March 29th (TB130)

2-3pm Lucas Thorpe
Private Right I: An overview.

3-4pm Lucas Thorpe
Private Right II: Property. (MM, par. 1-17, 6:245-6:271)
(In this part of the workshop I will draw on ideas published in my papers: Is Kant’s Realm of Ends a Unum Per Se? Aquinas, Suarez, Leibniz and Kant on Composition and One Community or Many? From Logic to Juridical Law via Metaphysics.)

4-5pm Nuria Sánchez Madrid
Public Right I: The postulate of public right and the three leges.
(MM, par. 41-42, 6:305-6:308)

5-6pm Nuria Sánchez Madrid
Public Right II: The ideal frame of the juridical state.
(MM, par. 43-49, 6:311-6:318)

For those interested in further reading on this topic, we suggest the two following books:

Arthur Ripstein, Force and Freedom: Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy.
Sharon Byrd and Joachim Hruschka,  Kant’s Doctrine of Right: A commentary.


Written by Lucas Thorpe

March 23, 2013 at 9:46 pm

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