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Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard
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Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard

Michelle Kosch

Abstract

This book traces a complex of issues surrounding moral agency from Kant through Schelling to Kierkegaard. There are two complementary projects. The first is to clarify the contours of German idealism as a philosophical movement by examining the motivations not only of its beginning, but also of its end. In tracing the motivations for the transition to mid-19th century post-idealism to Schelling’s middle and late periods and, ultimately, back to a problem originally presented in Kant, it shows the causes of the demise of that movement to be the same as the causes of its rise. In the process, it ... More

Keywords: Kant, Schelling, Kierkegaard, ethics, moral agency, freedom, reason, evil, idealism, personalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199289110
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199289115.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michelle Kosch, author
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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