Remarks on Immanuel Kant`s Theory on European Project


  • Magdalini Vampa



peace, perpetual peace, European Union, peace treaty, Kant`s theory, etc.


Nowadays dynamic and dramatic development of the European Union Countries (refugee’s crises), is bringing into focus the role of the Union as a peace project. Hence, this project is not only subject of history books, but it is important as an active neighborhood policy, and an effort for stability beyond its borders. The aim of this paper is to estimate the projection of Immanuel Kant "perpetual peace theory" in the functioning of the European Union, in the context of ongoing development and its expansion. Kant's peace treaty is not “entering” to the condition of perpetual peace, but it takes in consideration the necessary steps to reach this goal. This paper analyses this treaty as a political peace guide, oriented by the theory of liberal democracy, elaborated on the works of Michael Doyle: “Liberalism and world Politics” (1986), etc. The analyses focuses on three final articles of Kant, which are presented in his philosophical treaty and are projected to the philosophy of the creation and development of the European Union, as a union of peace. This projection is not only part of institutions and international constitution, but also of the will of citizens of these liberal democratic states which are vital conditions for a Europe of Peace.




How to Cite

Vampa, M. (2016). Remarks on Immanuel Kant`s Theory on European Project. European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(2), 21–30.