1. Conceptual loss in global political thinking; 2. On the moral necessity of states; 3. Non-individualist 'innate right'; 4. Re-orienting normative global thinking; 5. Progress without history; 6. Human rights for ancestors?; 7. The state as a failed universal; Conclusion.
Uses Kant's philosophical method to show how global justice theories depend on acknowledgement of the intelligibility of contextually alien thought.
Katrin Flikschuh is Professor of Modern Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the author of Kant and Modern Political Philosophy (Cambridge, 2000) and Freedom: Contemporary Liberal Perspectives (2007).