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The pending revolution: Kant as a moral revolutionary

Título de la revista: FILOSIFIJA SOCIOLOGIJA
ISSN: 0235-7186
Volumen: 28
Número: 3
Páginas: 194 - 203
Fecha de publicación: 2017
Kant controversially opposed political revolutions; yet, in morality, he clearly encouraged a revolutionary attitude. Drawing especially on the relevant texts in the Metaphysics of Morals, the Religion, the Education and the Anthropology, I explore the conceptual underpinnings of Kant¿s position, arguing that Kant¿s contrast between moral revolution and reform is at the basis of his twofold notion of noumenal and phenomenal virtue, which in turn explains the contrast he draws between principled versus imitative behaviour in the Education. On this basis, I defend the complementary role of political reform and moral revolution in his approach to cultural progress