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Hegel, Nietzsche, and philosophy : thinking freedom /
Will Dudley.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
description
xvii, 326 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
052181250X (hbk.)
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
isbn
052181250X (hbk.)
catalogue key
4740471
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Will Dudley is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Williams College.
Reviews
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"...a promising contribution to Nietzsche scholarship..." Inquiry
'Dudley has produced well researched and documented interpretations of two of the most difficult philosophers in the history of philosophy.'Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain
'Lucidly presented and remarkably original ... a very well researched and thoughtful study.'Heythrop Journal
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This study explores the theme of freedom in the philosophy of Hegel and Nietzsche. In bringing Hegel and Nietzsche together into a conversation, Will Dudley has developed some original interpretations that will be of considerable importance to students of these philosophers, and to political theorists and historians of ideas.
Main Description
This study explores the theme of freedom in the philosophy of Hegel and Nietzsche. First, Will Dudley sets Hegel's Philosophy of Right within a larger systematic account and deploys the Logic to interpret it. He demonstrates that freedom involves not only the establishment of certain social and political institutions but also the practice of philosophy itself. Then, he reveals how Nietzsche's discussions of decadence, nobility and tragedy lead to an analysis of freedom that critiques heteronomous choice and Kantian autonomy, and ultimately issues a positive conception of liberation.
Main Description
This challenging study explores the theme of freedom in the philosophy of Hegel and Nietzsche. In the first half Will Dudley sets Hegel's Philosophy of Right within a larger systematic account and innovatively deploys the Logic to interpret it. The author shows that freedom involves not only the establishment of certain social and political institutions but also the practice of philosophy itself. In the second half, he reveals how Nietzsche's discussions of decadence, nobility and tragedy map on to an analysis of freedom that critiques heteronomous choice and Kantian autonomy, and ultimately issues in a positive conception of liberation. In boldly bringing Hegel and Nietzsche together into a conversation, something that is rarely attempted, Will 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.
Description for Library
This study explores the theme of freedom in the philosophy of Hegel and Nietzsche. First, Will Dudley sets Hegel's Philosophy of Right within a larger systematic account and deploys the Logic to interpret it. He shows that freedom involves not only the establishment of certain social and political institutions but also the practice of philosophy itself. Then, he reveals how Nietzsche's discussions of decadence, nobility and tragedy map on to an analysis of freedom that critiques heteronomous choice and Kantian autonomy, and ultimately issues in a positive conception of liberation.
Main Description
This challenging study explores the theme of freedom in the philosophy of Hegel and Nietzsche. In the first half Will Dudley sets Hegel's Philosophy of Right within a larger systematic account and deploys the Logic to interpret it. The author shows that freedom involves not only the establishment of certain social and political institutions but also the practice of philosophy itself. In the second half, he reveals how Nietzsche's discussions of decadence, nobility and tragedy map on to an analysis of freedom that critiques heteronomous choice and Kantian autonomy, and ultimately issues in a positive conception of liberation. In boldly bringing Hegel and Nietzsche together into a conversation, something that is rarely attempted, Will Dudley has developed a set of interpretations that will be of considerable importance to students of these philosophers, and more generally to political theorists and historians of ideas.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
List of texts, translations and abbreviations
Introduction: freedom and philosophy
Freedom In and Through Hegel's Philosophy
The place of freedom in Hegel's philosophy
The freedom of willing: Hegel's Philosophy of Right
Freedom beyond willing: From the Philosophy of Right to absolute spirit
Freedom through Hegel's philosophy
Freedom In and Through Nietzsche's Philosophy
The place of freedom in Nietzsche's philosophy
The freedom of willing: decadence and nobility
Freedom beyond willing: from nobility to tragedy
Freedom through Nietzsche's philosophy
Conclusion: philosophy and freedom
Notes
Index
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