Hegel, Nietzsche, and Philosophy: Thinking Freedom

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In bringing Hegel and Nietzsche together into a conversation, something that is rarely attempted, Dudley has developed a set of original interpretations that will be of considerable importance to students of these philosophers, and more generally to political theorists and historians of ideas.
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Both philosophers adopted Kant's notion that freedom depends on a further kind of freedom for which it is unable to account, and that people's actions are truly free only if their choices are determined by a free will, Dudley (philosophy, Williams College) argues, but they then diverged to contend that willing can be truly free only in virtue of an activity other than itself, and that self-determination of the will rests on another kind of freedom without which willing fails to be genuinely self-determining. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"...a promising contribution to Nietzsche scholarship..." Inquiry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521038867
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/30/2007
  • Series: Modern European Philosophy Series
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Texts, Translations, and Abbreviations
Introduction: Freedom and Philosophy 1
1 The Place of Freedom in Hegel's Philosophy 15
2 The Freedom of Willing: Hegel's Philosophy of Right 28
3 Freedom beyond Willing: From the Philosophy of Right to Absolute Spirit 69
4 Freedom through Hegel's Philosophy 101
5 The Place of Freedom in Nietzsche's Philosophy 123
6 The Freedom of Willing: Decadence and Nobility 128
7 Freedom beyond Willing: From Nobility to Tragedy 175
8 Freedom through Nietzsche's Philosophy 213
Conclusion: Philosophy and Freedom 227
Notes 243
Index 319
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