XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Connecting Inner and Outer Freedom: Kant’s Answer to Gentz and Rehberg

Reidar Maliks

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: sala Diderot
Data: 23 maggio 2010 - 14:30
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010

Abstract

Kant has often been charged with not properly connecting his two concepts of freedom – inner freedom of conscience and outer freedom of interpersonal conduct. I approach this problem through a much neglected debate Kant engaged in during the 1790s against conservative critics who in some fashion accepted the first concept of freedom but denied that the second concept follows. This exploration reveals the extent to which Kant in answering his critics forged a connection between inner and outer freedom, and was prompted, for the first time, to advocate republicanism.