Author profile: Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou

Kant’s Writings on the State of Nature and Coercion: The Domestic Analogy and the Level of Analysis

Kant’s Writings on the State of Nature and Coercion: The Domestic Analogy and the Level of Analysis

This essay argues that the early Kant largely followed the domestic analogy when describing the state of nature between individuals and states – directly affecting his views on coercion. The mature Kant however incorporated all the level of analysis into his writings and transcended but did not entirely abandon the domestic analogy.

Comparing and Contrasting Classical Realism and Neorealism

Comparing and Contrasting Classical Realism and Neorealism

The intellectual hegemony of Morgenthau’s classical realism was succeeded in 1979 by the founding father of neo-realism, Kenneth Waltz. Waltz’s attempt to develop a systemic and scientific realism in ‘Theory of International Politics’ divided the school of thought into two blocks: classical realism and neo-realism. But what do these categorizations mean?

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