From JSTOR: Excerpt From “Rousseau, Kant, And History” By George Armstrong Kelly

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As recommended by a reader (a bit more on Kelly here):

“…Kant was well aware that Rousseau’s major message centered upon the contradiction between nature and civilization, civilization and morality.”

It’s been suggested to me that you can’t have Kant without Rousseau, and that Kant often leads to a sort of liberal political philosophy (and I feel a little too far into German and French idealistic territory here).  I tend to favor Hobbes’s vision.  Can you be a Burkean with a Kantian influence?  Are there other counterweights against such idealism for American Conservative political traditions?

Related On This Site:  Some Quotations From Leo Strauss On Edmund Burke In ‘Natural Right And History’

How does anarchy fit in?:  Two Sunday Quotations By Albert Jay Nock in ‘Anarchist’s Progress’anarcho-libertarian socialist Chomsky is not necessarily indebted to Kant: The Politics Of Noam Chomsky-The Dangers Of Kantian Transcendental Idealism?

Other libertarian influences:

A Few Thoughts On Robert Nozick’s “Anarchy, State and Utopia”…Link To An Ayn Rand Paper: The Objectivist Attack On Kant

How does Natural Law Philosophy deal with these problems, and those of knowledge?  From Fora Via YouTube: ‘Thomas Sowell and a Conflict of Visions’

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