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Freedom and Reflection: Hegel and the Logic of Agency

Christopher Yeomans

Abstract

Hegel’s Logic reveals an insightful and subtle engagement with the traditional problem of free will as it emerges from our basic commitment to the explicability of the world. While the dominant current interpretations of Hegel’s theory of agency find little of significance in the Logic and suggest that Hegel avoided the traditional problem, Yeomans argues both that the problem is unavoidable, and that the two versions of the Logic fruitfully engage the tensions between explicability and both the control and alternate possibilities constitutive of free agency. In particular, Yeomans examines He ... More

Keywords: Hegel, free will, agency, philosophy of action, logic, practical philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199794522
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794522.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Yeomans, author
Purdue University