"World Peace" in International Relations Thought: A Comparison of Immanuel Kant and Zhao Tingyang Philosophy


ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, vol.14, no.55, pp.3-18, 2017 (SSCI) identifier identifier


To challenge widely accepted claims regarding irreconcilability of the Western and Non-Western traditions in International Relations thought, this study aims to make a comparison on the concept of 'world peace' inImmanuel Kant's enlightenment philosophy and Zhao Tingyang's modern interpretation of ancient Chine's tianxia philosophy. In accordance with this purpose, first it focuses to shedding a light on the main notions of these two cosmopolitan world views. With a departure from these notions, it searches the main principles of world peace in these two perspectives. As a result of this normative comparison, it makes an original theoretical contributionto International Relations literature which meets and reconciles Chinese thought with Western thought on the concept of 'world peace.