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Kant and Sartre

Re-discovering Critical Ethics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Sorin Baiasu
      Pages 1-13
  3. Identity and Self-Choice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-16
    2. Sorin Baiasu
      Pages 17-41
    3. Sorin Baiasu
      Pages 42-77
  4. Freedom and Normativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-80
    2. Sorin Baiasu
      Pages 81-104
    3. Sorin Baiasu
      Pages 105-147
  5. Authority and Progress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-150
    2. Sorin Baiasu
      Pages 151-179
    3. Sorin Baiasu
      Pages 180-227
    4. Sorin Baiasu
      Pages 228-240
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-291

About this book


This book challenges the view of the relationship between Kant's and Sartre's practical philosophies arguing that Kant was one of Sartre's most significant predecessors. The book identifies several fundamental theses of Sartre's practical philosophy, and shows Sartre to be closer to Kant in this respect than many contemporary Kantian theories are.


ethics Jean-Paul Sartre Kant liberty philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of KeeleUK

About the authors

SORIN BAIASU is Reader in Philosophy at Keele University, UK. He has published articles in several journals, including Sartre Studies International, International Journal of Philosophical Research, Journal of Political Philosophy and Contemporary Political Theory. He is co-editor of Politics and Metaphysics in Kant, Practical Justification in Kant: Interpretative Essays (forthcoming) and of special issues of the journals Ethics and Politics Review (2007) and Kantian Review (forthcoming).

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