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Kant on welfare: five unsuccessful defences

Davies, Luke J. ORCID: 0000-0002-7730-0023 (2020) Kant on welfare: five unsuccessful defences. Kantian Review, 25 (1). pp. 1-25. ISSN 1369-4154

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This article discusses five attempts at justifying the provision of welfare on Kantian grounds. I argue that none of the five proposals is satisfactory. Each faces a serious challenge on textual or systematic grounds. The conclusion to draw from this is not that a Kantian cannot defend the provision of welfare. Rather, the conclusion to draw is that the task of defending the provision of welfare on Kantian grounds is a difficult one whose success we should not take for granted.

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Additional Information: © Kantian Review, 2020
Divisions: Government
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 12:30
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2024 21:27

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