Surprenant discusses Kant’s thinking on the relationship between individuals’ moral development and the political sphere.
Immanuel Kant had a conception of the popular will that was very similar to Rousseau’s, yet Kant ascribed a much narrower set of powers to the state.
Immanuel Kant said taxation was justified when it increased human autonomy by providing for people’s basic survival needs or for the protection of property rights.
Kant’s ethics relates moral standing to the capacity for reason. But how much sense does that connection make?
At high levels of competition in sports, players sometimes commit “professional” fouls to gain an advantage. Might the same concept apply to business?
A few remarks on gains from trade, restrictions on economic freedom, and sugar-free grape gum.
What might justify restrictions on trade? Surprenant considers some possibilities.
In many contexts, private governance can be highly effective—but not in all circumstances.