Kant’s Theory of Property

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode FI213FT
Vaknaam Kant’s Theory of Property
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Kant’s Theory of Property
Leerdoelen The aim of this course is to introduce students to Kant’s theory of property. Students will explore key concepts, problems and arguments in Kant’s political philosophy relating to property rights and acquisition of the land in the context of modern political thought, and its impact on current debates.
Students taking this course will be expected to read the parts of the Doctrine of right required for each lecture, together with the relevant secondary literature for each topic. On completion of this course, they will

- have gained an understanding of Kant’s theory of property and its place in the history of modern political philosophy
- have some awareness of interpretative problems and objections to Kant’s theory
- be able to engage with the primary sources by identifying and assessing questions and arguments
- have developed skills in writing philosophy, both in formulating one own’s view and in discussing the view of others
Omschrijving This course examines Kant’s theory of property in the context of the modern political thought of 17th and 18th centuries. We will analyze Kant’s arguments and theses regarding ownership rights and the acquisition of the land, and cover key questions such as the relationship between property and the necessity of the state, the justification of original acquisition, and the aim of the formation of a public will. We will also look at Kantian theories of territorial rights.
Uren per week
(Lecture, seminar)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator Dr. F. Tomassini Abaurrea
Docent(en) Dr. F. Tomassini Abaurrea
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Metaphysics of Morals I. Kant; Cambridge University Press 9781316091388
Access to other primary texts and secondary literature will be organized in class
Entreevoorwaarden Knowledge of Kant or early modern philosophy is desirable
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Filosofie 3 semester I a keuze