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ProtoSociology

Volume 8/9, 1996

Rationality II & III

Pierre Kerszberg
Pages 223-236
DOI: 10.5840/protosociology19968/914

Feeling and Coercion
Kant and the Deduction of Right

Even though the concept of right is not empirical, Kant does not deduce right in a transcendental manner. If in conformity with the rational principles of transcendental philosophy, we try to understand why this is so, the answer may be found in an analogy with aesthetic reflection. Indeed, aesthetic reflection might contain the transcendental ground of violence in civil society.