Kant's Belief on Perpetual Peace The dream of global peace has certainly proven elusive throughout human history. In the twentieth century alone, the world witnessed two World Wars, not to mention an endless succession of lesser wars and conflicts, gulags, and genocides. To even the most Pollyannaish of people, it would, therefore, reasonably appear that achieving perpetual peace may be well beyond the moral and rational capacities of the human race entirely. In contemplating such ideas, 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant did not abandon hope for the future of the human race. Kant, although fully concessionary, and even critical, of a human race given to irrationality and driven by a lack of ostensible and constructive design,...The end:
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