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van der Rijt, Jan-Willem
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van der Rijt, J.-W. & Cureton, A. (2022). Human dignity and the kingdom of ends: an introduction. In: Jan-Willem van der Rijt; Adam Cureton (Ed.), Human dignity and the kingdom of ends: Kantian perspectives and practical applications (pp. 1-25). New York: Routledge
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2022 (English)In: Human dignity and the kingdom of ends: Kantian perspectives and practical applications / [ed] Jan-Willem van der Rijt; Adam Cureton, New York: Routledge, 2022, p. 1-25Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Human Dignity and the Kingdom of Ends: Kantian Perspectives and Practical Applications is a collection of new essays that brings together two moral ideas: human dignity and the kingdom of ends.  Human dignity is the fundamental, inherent worth or elevated status that all people share. The colorfully and evocatively named kingdom of ends comes from the eighteenth-century philosopher Immanuel Kant and denotes the ideal of a perfect moral community: a society where everyone freely recognizes the demands of morality and acts accordingly.  This introduction first discusses the idea of human dignity and situates this volume in the wider literature on that topic. Second, it introduces Kant’s concept of a kingdom of ends in the context of his moral framework. Third, it explains in more detail why it is worthwhile to analyze these two ideas in tandem.  Lastly, it outlines the structure of the volume and briefly discuss the individual chapters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2022
Series
Routledge studies in eighteenth-century philosophy
Keywords
Dignity, Human Dignity, Kant, Kingdom of Ends, Categorical Imperative
National Category
Ethics Philosophy
Research subject
Practical Philosophy; Ethics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-191110 (URN)10.4324/9781003027874-1 (DOI)978-0-367-46001-3 (ISBN)978-1-032-18561-3 (ISBN)978-1-003-02787-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-10 Created: 2022-01-10 Last updated: 2022-01-11Bibliographically approved
van der Rijt, J.-W. & Cureton, A. (Eds.). (2022). Human dignity and the kingdom of ends: Kantian perspectives and practical applications. New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Human dignity and the kingdom of ends: Kantian perspectives and practical applications
2022 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book advances our understanding of the nature, grounds and limits of human dignity by connecting it with Kant’s notion of an ideal moral community, or "Kingdom of Ends". It features original essays by leading Kant scholars and moral and political philosophers from around the world.

Although Kant’s influential injunction to treat humanity as an end in itself and never merely as a means has garnered the most attention among those interested in analyzing human dignity with a Kantian lens, Kant himself places much more emphasis on the Kingdom of Ends as crucial for defining human dignity. The chapters in this collection focus not only on interpretive issues related to the Kingdom of Ends but also on practical applications that have the potential to advance discussions about the nature and foundations of rights, the content of moral principles, the importance of moral ideals and attitudes and the nature of moral motivation. Exploring and connecting the ideas of human dignity and the Kingdom of Ends significantly deepens our moral understanding, advances discussions in moral and political philosophy and enhances our appreciation of Kant’s moral theory.

Human Dignity and the Kingdom of Ends: Kantian Perspectives and Practical Applications will appeal to scholars and advanced students of Kant, moral philosophy, political philosophy, and political theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2022. p. 356
Series
Routledge studies in eighteenth-century philosophy
Keywords
Dignity, Human Dignity, Kant, Kingdom of Ends
National Category
Philosophy Ethics History of Ideas
Research subject
Ethics; Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-191108 (URN)10.4324/9781003027874 (DOI)978-0-367-46001-3 (ISBN)978-1-032-18561-3 (ISBN)978-1-003-02787-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-10 Created: 2022-01-10 Last updated: 2022-01-11Bibliographically approved
van der Rijt, J.-W. (2022). The transmutation of dignity: Kant, neo-roman republicanism, and the commonwealth of ends. In: Jan-Willem van der Rijt; Adam Cureton (Ed.), Human dignity and the kingdom of ends: Kantian perspectives and practical applications (pp. 148-167). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The transmutation of dignity: Kant, neo-roman republicanism, and the commonwealth of ends
2022 (English)In: Human dignity and the kingdom of ends: Kantian perspectives and practical applications / [ed] Jan-Willem van der Rijt; Adam Cureton, New York: Routledge, 2022, p. 148-167Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the way Kant transforms the older, hierarchical notion of dignity into the essentially egalitarian notion of dignity we know today. The chapter starts with a discussion of the Roman notion of dignitas, with its focus on highly stratified social status, personal duty, and reputation. It then argues that a crucial development in the understanding of dignity took place in the early modern period, when neo-Roman republican thinkers maintained that dignity requires a person to be ‘sui iuris’, i.e., free from domination. In doing so, they turned dignity into a largely binary notion, juxtaposing the dignity of a freeman with the wretched condition of a slave. The chapter then turns to Kant’s introduction of dignity in the Groundwork. It demonstrates that, when Kant grounds the moral agent’s dignity in his/her status as a lawgiver in a Commonwealth of Ends, Kant is relying on this same binary understanding of dignity. The significance of this anti-slavery theme is further underlined by the pains Kant takes to ensure that God’s status within the Commonwealth of Ends is consistent with the dignity of human beings. Lastly, the chapter draws out an important implication of Kant’s account, namely that taking up the practical perspective necessarily commits a person to recognizing his/her own dignity as well as that of others.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2022
Series
Routledge studies in eighteenth-century philosophy
Keywords
Dignity, Kant, Commonwealth of Ends, Kingdom of Ends, dignitas, neo-Roman republicanism, non-domination, sui iuris, moral lawgiving, slavery, God
National Category
Ethics Philosophy History of Ideas
Research subject
Ethics; Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-191118 (URN)10.4324/9781003027874-10 (DOI)978-0-367-46001-3 (ISBN)978-1-032-18561-3 (ISBN)978-1-003-02787-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-01-10 Created: 2022-01-10 Last updated: 2022-01-11Bibliographically approved
van der Rijt, J.-W. (2021). Het schadebeginsel en de uitholling van tolerantie. Liberale Reflecties, 62(3), 15-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Het schadebeginsel en de uitholling van tolerantie
2021 (Dutch; Flemish)In: Liberale Reflecties, ISSN 2588-8862, Vol. 62, no 3, p. 15-23Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Hague: Prof. mr. B.M. TeldersStichting, 2021
Keywords
Toleration, Liberalism, Harm-Principle, Concept-Creep, Tolerantie, Liberalisme, Schadebeginsel, Concept-Creep
National Category
Philosophy Ethics
Research subject
Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-192928 (URN)
Available from: 2022-03-03 Created: 2022-03-03 Last updated: 2022-03-04Bibliographically approved
Schuessler, R. & van der Rijt, J.-W. (Eds.). (2020). Focal points in negotiation. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
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2020 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. p. 232
Keywords
Focal Points, Negotiation, Salience, Mediation, Schelling
National Category
Political Science Philosophy Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-165613 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-27901-1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85088158495 (Scopus ID)9783030279004 (ISBN)9783030279011 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-29 Created: 2019-11-29 Last updated: 2023-01-18Bibliographically approved
Schuessler, R. & van der Rijt, J.-W. (2020). Lessons for theory and practice. In: Rudolf Schuessler & Jan-Willem van der Rijt (Ed.), Focal points in negotiation: (pp. 203-219). Palgrave Macmillan
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2020 (English)In: Focal points in negotiation / [ed] Rudolf Schuessler & Jan-Willem van der Rijt, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 203-219Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, the editors bring together insights from the individual chapters, to draw a number of lessons regarding the role(s) of focal points in negotiations. Focality can be used to gain a strategic advantage during the negotiation process, either by starting a dynamic that favors one’s own cause, or to block any such dynamics from getting off the ground if they are deemed detrimental to one's interests. Focal points do more than serve such tactical purposes, however. They can also have an important function in effectively communicating the outcome of negotiations to the wider public and even serve distinctly moral purposes, contributing to the emergence of fair solutions to situations characterized by reasonable moral disagreement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
Keywords
Focal points, Strategy, Fairness, Moral disagreement
National Category
Political Science Economics Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-165617 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-27901-1_9 (DOI)2-s2.0-85088156000 (Scopus ID)9783030279004 (ISBN)9783030279011 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-29 Created: 2019-11-29 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
van der Rijt, J.-W. (2020). The quest for a rational explanation: an overview of the development of focal point theory. In: Rudolf Schuessler & Jan-Willem van der Rijt (Ed.), Focal points in negotiation: (pp. 15-44). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The quest for a rational explanation: an overview of the development of focal point theory
2020 (English)In: Focal points in negotiation / [ed] Rudolf Schuessler & Jan-Willem van der Rijt, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 15-44Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter provides an overview of the development of focal point theory since the notion was introduced by Schelling in The Strategy of Conflict (1960). It first discusses Schelling’s introduction of the notion of focal point in the context of his bargaining-based analysis of the strategic aspects of the Cold War. Subsequently, it turns to the role played by focal points and salience in coordination games and the controversy over the rationality of focal point coordination. Then, it addresses the way focality and salience affect the way people reason, and discusses a number of empirical findings. Lastly, it offers a tentative illustration of the impact of salience on the rationale underlying the appointment of professional negotiators.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
Keywords
Thomas Schelling, Game theory, Coordination games, Rationality, Focal points, Salience
National Category
Political Science Philosophy Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-165614 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-27901-1_2 (DOI)2-s2.0-85088157199 (Scopus ID)9783030279004 (ISBN)9783030279011 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-29 Created: 2019-11-29 Last updated: 2023-03-23Bibliographically approved
Schuessler, R. & van der Rijt, J.-W. (2020). The significance of conspicuity. In: Rudolf Schuessler & Jan-Willem van der Rijt (Ed.), Focal Points in Negotiation: (pp. 1-14). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The significance of conspicuity
2020 (English)In: Focal Points in Negotiation / [ed] Rudolf Schuessler & Jan-Willem van der Rijt, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 1-14Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter introduces the notion of focal points and juxtaposes the standard contexts in which focal points are usually analyzed (mathematical game theory, especially coordination games, and carefully controlled experimental laboratory settings) with the practical contexts of negotiations. It highlights the fundamental differences between these contexts, establishing the need of examining in detail the way focal points function in complex, real world settings. Making the case that negotiations offer a directly practical field where the importance of salience and focality is evident, it also shows that the ways focal points function in negotiations are much richer and more varied than an exclusive preoccupation with the context of pure coordination may initially suggest.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
Keywords
Focal points, Salience, Coordination games, Negotiations
National Category
Political Science Philosophy Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-165615 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-27901-1_1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85088158523 (Scopus ID)9783030279004 (ISBN)9783030279011 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-29 Created: 2019-11-29 Last updated: 2023-03-24Bibliographically approved
van der Rijt, J.-W. (2019). Admiration and self-respect. In: Alfred Archer and André Grahle (Ed.), The moral psychology of admiration: (pp. 61-76). Rowman & Littlefield International
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Admiration and self-respect
2019 (English)In: The moral psychology of admiration / [ed] Alfred Archer and André Grahle, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2019, p. 61-76Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rowman & Littlefield International, 2019
Series
Moral Psychology of the Emotions
Keywords
Self-Respect, Admiration, Moral Exemplars
National Category
Ethics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-154676 (URN)9781786607683 (ISBN)9781786607690 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-21 Created: 2018-12-21 Last updated: 2019-11-11Bibliographically approved
van der Rijt, J.-W. (2018). The Vice of Admiration. Philosophy, 93(1), 69-90
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Vice of Admiration
2018 (English)In: Philosophy, ISSN 0031-8191, E-ISSN 1469-817X, Vol. 93, no 1, p. 69-90Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Moral exemplars are often held up as objects to be admired. Such admiration is thought beneficial to the admirer, inducing him or her to emulate virtuous conduct, and deemed flattering to the admired. This paper offers a critical examination of admiration from a broadly Kantian perspective, arguing that admiration – even of genuine moral exemplars – violates the duty of self-respect. It also provides an explanation for the fact that moral exemplars themselves typically shun admiration. Lastly, it questions the assumption that admiration leads to emulation on the basis of scientific findings that indicate that admiration induces passivity in the admirer rather than an incentive to self-improvement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018
Keywords
Admiration, Self-Respect, Moral Exemplars, Dignity
National Category
Ethics Philosophy
Research subject
Ethics; Practical Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-182642 (URN)10.1017/S0031819117000353 (DOI)2-s2.0-85044320578 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-04-28 Created: 2021-04-28 Last updated: 2024-03-11Bibliographically approved
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