Immanuel KantImmanuel Kant, (1724-1804) German philosopher

Immanuel Kant Quote

“The greatest problem for the human species, the solution of which nature compels him to seek, is that of attaining a civil society which can administer justice universally.”

Immanuel KantImmanuel Kant
~ Immanuel Kant


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Joe, Rochester, MI

What??? Reston doesn't want "a civil society" or universal justice? This quote was tailor made for the United Nations.

E Archer, NYC

I don't think he is talking about a United Nations. The point is merely that nature compels mankind to attain a civil society that treats all fairly with regard to justice. It does not automatically imply a socialist solution.

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Anonymous    5/18/09

I think universal justice would be a great thing, and I agree with Reston; "a civil society which can administer justice universally" doesn't necessarily advocate a socialistic solution, nor does it support the United Nations (though I do like the idea of the UN).

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    Anonymous    5/18/09

    Sorry. I meant to say I agree with Archer, not Reston. I might agree with Reston too, but I don't really know his opinion in detail.


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