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Kant on the Frontier: Philosophy, Politics, and the Ends of the Earth

Geoffrey Bennington


Frontier: the border between two countries; the limits of civilization; the bounds of established knowledge; a new field of activity. At a time when all frontiers (borders, boundaries, margins, limits) are being—often violently—challenged, erased or reinforced, it might be a matter of urgency to take up and rethink the very concept of frontier itself. But is there even such a concept, to be found or constructed? That is what this book begins to cast into doubt, on the basis of a reading of Kant, for whom the frontier turns out to be both the very element of his thought and the permanent frustr ... More

Keywords: cosmopolitanism, critique, frontier, Kant, perpetual peace, rationalism, teleology, universal history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823275977
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823275977.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Bennington, author
Emory University