Propiedad sobre sí mismo, derechos liberales y autonomía: El fundamento kantiano de anarquía, estado y utopía de robert nozick?

Translated title of the contribution: Self-ownership, libertarian rights and Kantian autonomy: Does Robert Nozick's Anarchy, state and Utopia have a Kantian foundation?

Felipe Schwember

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Abstract

In Anarchy, State and Utopia, Robert Nozick holds that moral side-constraints reflects the underlying Kantian's principle that individuals are ends and not merely means. He also points out that these moral side-constraints lead to the libertarian natural rights. In this paper I will analyze the alleged Kantian foundation of Nozick's political philosophy and the conceptual relationship between kantian's conception of dignity and self-ownership principle, which is widely accepted as the last foundation of Nozick's theory of justice. I will conclude that, despite certain similarities, self-ownership and kantian's conception of dignity are conceptually incompatible. Likewise, I will conclude that the concept of self-ownership is a key element in the understanding of Nozick's libertarianism and, therefore, as an exegetic tool of it, it should be preferred over the kantian's concept of dignity.

Translated title of the contributionSelf-ownership, libertarian rights and Kantian autonomy: Does Robert Nozick's Anarchy, state and Utopia have a Kantian foundation?
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)909-930
Number of pages22
JournalPensamiento
Volume71
Issue number268
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

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