By Hannah Arendt
Arendt describes the lack of which means of the conventional keywords of politics: justice, cause, accountability, advantage, glory. via a sequence of 8 routines, she indicates how we will redistill once again the very important essence of those thoughts.
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One person cannot be independent of the effects of choices made by other people, except by limiting the freedom of those people. Instead, a system of equal freedom is one in which each person is free to use his or her own powers, individually or cooperatively, to set his or her own purposes, and no one is allowed to compel others to use their powers in a way designed to advance or accommodate any other person’s purposes. You are independent if you are the one who decides what ends you will use your means to pursue, as opposed to having someone else decide for you.
His unilateral claim, however, could never authorize the use of force. Thus, the revolutionary has no right, that is, no title to coerce. Understood in this way, Kant’s arguments against revolution do not, however, lead to the conclusion that some of the horrible regimes that the world has seen must not be resisted. To the contrary, the most egregious of these are not even candidates for a united will, because their founding principles, such as slavery or genocide, do not create a rightful condition in which all can be secure in their rights.
30 Kant argues that it would be inconsistent with right if usable things could not be rightfully used. The ability to use things for your purposes could be satisfied through a system of usufruct, in which things are borrowed from a common pool for particular uses. However, because of the way that Kant conceives of the relation between having means and setting ends, permissibly using things is not enough to extend your freedom; it would merely enable you to succeed at some particular purpose or other.