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Kantian Courage: Advancing the Enlightenment in Contemporary Political Theory

Nicholas Tampio

Abstract

How may progressive political theorists advance the Enlightenment after Darwin shifted the conversation about human nature in the 19th century, the Holocaust displayed barbarity at the historical center of the Enlightenment, and 9/11 showed the need to modify the ideals and strategies of the Enlightenment? Kantian Courage considers how several figures in contemporary political theory—including John Rawls, Gilles Deleuze, and Tariq Ramadan—do just this as they continue Immanuel Kant's legacy. Rather than advocate specific Kantian ideas, the book contends that political progressives should embod ... More

Keywords: Kant, Rawls, Deleuze, Tariq Ramadan, Enlightenment, Darwin, 9/11, Holocaust, Islam, West

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823245000
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823245000.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Tampio, author
Fordham University

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