Kant's Two Solutions to the Free Rider Problem

Kant Yearbook 4 (1) (2012)
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Kant identifies what are in fact Free Riders as the most noxious species of polemicists. Kant thinks polemic reduces the stature and authority of reason to a method of squabbling that destabilizes social equilibrium and portends disintegration into the Hobessian state of nature. In the first Critique, Kant proposes two textually related solutions to the Free Rider problem.

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Adrian M. S. Piper
APRA Foundation, Berlin


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