A constructivist interpretation of the kantian principle of right and of the idea of the original contract

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The main purpose of this article is to carry out a constructivist analysis of the concept of law regarding two of the most important principles in Kant's political philosophy: the principle of right and the idea of the original contract. The article starts out with a brief presentation of the meaning of Kantian constructivism, and then goes on to analyze the concept of right and of the attributes that define citizenships: freedom, equality, and civil independence. Finally, it examines the Kantian conception of the original contract in order to demonstrate that, according to Kant, there are political duties of both right and virtue.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-108
Number of pages24
JournalIdeas y Valores
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

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