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The Expansion of Autonomy: Hegel's Pluralistic Philosophy of Action

Christopher Yeomans


In one of his pieces of literary criticism Georg Lukács wrote that “there is autonomy and ‘autonomy.’ The one is a moment of life itself, the elevation of its richness and contradictory unity; the other is a rigidification, a barren self-seclusion, a self-imposed banishment from the dynamic overall connection.” But it has always been difficult to see how rigidification can be avoided without making the boundaries of the self so malleable that its autonomy looks like a sham. This book explores Hegel’s own attempts to grapple with this problem against the background of Kant’s attempts, in his th ... More

Keywords: Hegel, Kant, philosophy of action, moral psychology, social theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199394548
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394548.001.0001


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Christopher Yeomans, author