Kantian Right and Poverty Relief

Autores

  • Andrea Faggion Universidade Estadual de Londrina/Universidade Estadual de Maringá

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/1677-2954.2014v13n2p283

Palavras-chave:

Kant, The Doctrine of Right, Poverty Relief

Resumo

I have two goals in this paper. First, I want to determine whether Kant’s justification for state programs for poverty relief in The Doctrine of Right is based on 1) Kantian duties of virtue,  2) Kantian duties of right, or instead merely on 3) instrumental arguments regarding the preservation of a State as such.  I claim that the last alternative is the correct one. Second, I will argue, against Kant himself, that even his merely instrumental arguments for public programs for poverty relief are ruled out by his doctrine of right. My conclusion is that, perhaps surprisingly, the only genuinely Kantian way to provide poverty relief is privately, just as Libertarians have argued.


Biografia do Autor

Andrea Faggion, Universidade Estadual de Londrina/Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Professora do Departamento de Filosofia e do Programa de Mestrado em Filosofia da Universidade Estadual de Londrina, bem como do Programa de Mestrado em Filosofia da Universidade Estadual de Maringá.

Publicado

2014-12-17

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