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LIMA, Francisco Jozivan Guedes. The moral foundations of pre-juridical international relations based on Kant. Contexto int. [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.2, pp.471-499. ISSN 0102-8529.

This research presents the moral foundations of pre-juridical international relations based on the preliminary articles of Immanuel Kant's Towards Perpetual Peace. These articles establish the minimal moral conditions through which individuals, states and people are protected against the abuses of the state of nature. Without them, international relations are subject to positive law or to political realism. These moral elements make up the fundamental principles which, to Kant, constitute the legitimacy of international relations.

Keywords : Pre-juridical International Relations; Morality; Kant; Political Philosophy.

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