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Andreas Niederberger and Philipp Schink

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748643066

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643066.001.0001

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A Kantian Republican Conception of Justice as Nondomination

A Kantian Republican Conception of Justice as Nondomination

(p.154) Chapter 6 A Kantian Republican Conception of Justice as Nondomination
Republican Democracy

Rainer Forst

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter explores the relationship between republican democracy and justice by comparing Philip Pettit's notion of neo-republicanism with that of Immanuel Kant. It begins by describing a republican, political conception of justice as nondomination and explaining why the discourse of republicanism and that of theories of justice often remain at odds with one another. It then considers the basis of a republican conception of justice as nondomination and locates it within the principle of justification, along with Pettit's idea of autonomy and respect. It also examines the notions of ‘arbitrariness’ and ‘domination’ as well as Pettit's ‘negative republicanism’ and its emphasis on legally and politically secure freedom of choice. The chapter argues that a Kantian interpretation of modern republicanism is more convincing than Pettit's ‘negative republicanism’.

Keywords:   democracy, justice, Philip Pettit, republicanism, Immanuel Kant, nondomination, justification, autonomy, negative republicanism, freedom of choice

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