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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Politics" / 2016 № 4.


A.A. Zotkin

THE PROBLEM OF WAR AND PEACE IN THE WORKS OF KANT, FICHTE AND HEGEL. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2016, no. 4.


UDC Index: 32.327.7; 341.24

Date of publication: 29.12.2016

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The evolution of war and peace issues in the works of I. Kant, J.G. Fichte, G.W. Hegel, the representatives of German classical philosophy, is introduced in the article. Each of the thinkers, basing on the ideal of “eternal peace” which was characteristic for the Enlightenment era, eventually comes to the conclusion that it is not feasible, at least in the nearest future. The general result of German classics’ reflections on the problem of war and peace was the conclusion about the necessity and inevitability of the legal establishment of international relations, which, while not being an absolute guarantee of peace, promotes the withdrawal from either potential or actual war.

Key words

war, peace, government, politics, law, treaty

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