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French Revolution: The French Revolution was a period of radical social and political change in France that began in 1789 and ended in 1799. It was an event in world history that overthrew the French monarchy and established the First French Republic.
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Immanuel Kant on French Revolution - Dictionary of Arguments

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French Revolution/Kant/Höffe: Kant enthusiastically welcomed the principles of the French Revolution, but strongly condemned terror: The united will of the people is nothing other than the "eternal norm," that is, the "rational principle of the evaluation of all public legal constitution in general"(1). According to this the state is called upon to form its basic order in such a way "as a people with mature reason would prescribe it to itself"(2).
In modern terms, the principles of the legal system are committed to a principle of universal consensus, which of course cannot be guaranteed by any empirical-factual discourse.
>Universalism
, >Principles.

2. Kant, About the common saying: This may be correct in theory but is not suitable for practice. 1793, Section 2
3. Kant, Der Streit der Fakultäten, 1798, Section 2.

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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
I. Kant
I Günter Schulte Kant Einführung (Campus) Frankfurt 1994
Externe Quellen. ZEIT-Artikel 11/02 (Ludger Heidbrink über Rawls)
Volker Gerhard "Die Frucht der Freiheit" Plädoyer für die Stammzellforschung ZEIT 27.11.03
Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016


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