An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation

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PREFACEIt is now some 122 years since Kant wrote the essay,Zum e-wigen Friede". 11any things have happened sincethen, although the Peace to which he looked forwardwith a doubtful hope has not been among them. Butmany things have happened which the great critical philosopher,and no less critical spectator of human events.would have seen with interest. To Kant the quest of anenduring peace presented itself as an intrinsic humanduty, rather than as a promising enterprise. Yet throughall his analysis of its premises and of the terms on whichit may be realised there runs a tenacious persuasion that,in the end, the regime of peace at 1arge will be installed.Not as a deliberate achievement of human wisdom, somuch as a work of Naturc thc Designer of things-Naturadaedala rerum.To any attentive reader of Kant's memorable essay itwm be apparent that the title of the following inquiryOnthe nature of peace and the terms of its perpetuation-is a descriptive trTable of Contents CONTENTS; CHAPTER I; INTRODUCTORY: ON THE STATE AND ITS RELATION; TO V AR AND PEACE; The inquiry is not concerned with the intrinsic merits; of peace Or war, 2; - But with the nature, C4uses and; consequences of the preconceptions favoring peace or; WH, J; - A breach of the pea~e is an act of the government; or State, J; - Patriotism is indisyensable to furtherance; of warlike enterprise 4; - Al the peoples of; Christendom are sufficiently patriotic, 6; - Peace established; by the State, an armstice -the State is an; instrumentality for making pecu:e, not for perpetuating; it, 7 i-The governmental establishments and their; powers in all the Christian nations aTe derived from; the feudal establishments of the Middle Ages, 9; -Sttll; rdain the right of coercively '
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