Sovereignty and Its Limits – Some Kantian Lessons


This is rather a different presentation than the one I would have presented a few weeks ago, before the gallant people of Ukraine along with their morally inspired leader, reminded us that announcements of the death of (popular) sovereignty may have been premature. Their actions might also call to mind Kant’s designation of an earlier act of republican courage, namely the storming of the Bastille, as prompting a ‘sign’ ‘never more to be forgotten’ that the future of the human race is not hopeless.



Susan Meld Shell