|Eigentum und Staatsbegründung in Kants 'Metaphysik der Sitten'|
2004, 194 S, Gb, (Gruyter)
Rainer Friedrich provides a coherent historically and systematically arranged reconstruction of Kant's rationality of law. He demonstrates how Kant utilizes the idea of a general legislative will in the state as a foundation for individual property rights. Furthermore, he shows that Kant does not derive the necessity of a rule of law from natural private law but from the innate human right of liberty.