Ideas from 'Metaphysics of Morals I: Doctrine of Right' by Immanuel Kant [1797], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Metaphysics of Morals' by Kant,Immanuel (ed/tr Gregor,Mary) [CUP 1991,0-521-31657-x]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 5. Aims of Philosophy / e. Philosophy as reason
Because there is only one human reason, there can only be one true philosophy from principles
12. Knowledge Sources / A. A Priori Knowledge / 3. Innate Knowledge / a. Innate knowledge
We are equipped with the a priori intuitions needed for the concept of right
24. Political Theory / A. Basis of a State / 3. Natural Values / c. Natural rights
A power-based state of nature may not be unjust, but there is no justice without competent judges
24. Political Theory / C. Ruling a State / 2. Leaders / a. Autocracy
Monarchs have the highest power; autocrats have complete power
24. Political Theory / C. Ruling a State / 2. Leaders / d. Elites
Hereditary nobility has not been earned, and probably won't be earned
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / e. Liberal freedom
Actions are right if the maxim respects universal mutual freedoms
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 12. Feminism
Women have no role in politics
25. Social Practice / B. Equalities / 3. Legal equality
Equality is not being bound in ways you cannot bind others
25. Social Practice / C. Rights / 3. Alienating rights
In the contract people lose their rights, but immediately regain them, in the new commonwealth
25. Social Practice / C. Rights / 4. Property rights
If someone has largely made something, then they own it
25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 1. Basis of justice
Human life is pointless without justice
25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 3. Punishment / a. Right to punish
Justice asserts the death penalty for murder, from a priori laws
25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 2. Religion in Society
The church has a political role, by offering a supreme power over people