Political Theory

Constitutionalism and Freedom in Kant and Hegel


This conference looked at the differences between Kant and Hegel on constitutionalism, but also asked about whether there is an inherent connection between constitutionalism and freedom, since both agreed that the political constitution is in itself one of the greatest human accomplishments and is what allows for true individual freedom.


Conference Readings

Hegel, G. W. F. Elements of the Philosophy of Right. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Kant, Immanuel. The Metaphysics of Morals. Edited by Mary Gregor. Translated by Mary Gregor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Kant, Immanuel. Perpetual Peace. New York: Columbia University Press, 1939.

Kant, Immanuel. The Metaphysics of Morals. Publication City Unknown: Filiquarian Publishing, 2007.