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Prologue: Hospitality—Conditional and Unconditional

From: Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History


Kant’s understanding of hospitality raises a number of interesting questions. Although it is clear that his own definition considers the hospitality that we owe others to be conditional, and that he would like to see the conditions for hospitality lawfully and rationally codified, his justification for considering hospitality at all can lend itself to an unconditional interpretation.



Réal Fillion

Réal Fillion is associate professor of Philosophy at the University of Sudbury.