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The world imagined by #ImmanuelKant is in progress. Key is increasing representative governments. - Peter Joseph Moons

posted Mar 26, 2013, 3:22 AM by Peter Joseph Moons
Kant's Perpetual Peace Plan.

An academic paper by Peter Joseph Moons.


The contemporary world is progressing, albeit unknowingly, with Kant’s requirements for a planet-wide peace.

Kant might say we are not much farther along in the process than when he wrote his discourse; the historical record is indeed mixed.

The principal challenges to getting to perpetual peace are increasing the number of representative governments to 100%, decreasing and then eliminating fights over terrain, resources, and indigenous minority rights, which tend to cause state-level violence like wars, as well as insurgencies, terrorism, and sometimes civil wars.

Perhaps the biggest challenge that Kant did not address is man himself: does man actually have the capacity to think rationally always and decide that war and violence are less desirable than peace?

Peter Joseph Moons,
Mar 26, 2013, 3:22 AM