Practical Philosophy from Kant to Hegel: Freedom, Right, and Revolution

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James A. Clarke, Gabriel Gottlieb
Cambridge University Press, Mar 18, 2021 - Philosophy - 290 pages
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Scholarship on Kant's practical philosophy has often overlooked its reception in the early days of post-Kantian philosophy and German Idealism. This volume of new essays illuminates that reception and how it informed the development of practical philosophy between Kant and Hegel. The essays discuss, in addition to Kant, Hegel and Fichte, relatively little-known thinkers such as Pistorius, Ulrich, Maimon, Erhard, E. Reimarus, Reinhold, Jacobi, F. Schlegel, Humboldt, Dalberg, Gentz, Rehberg, and Möser. Issues discussed include the empty formalism objection, the separation between right and morality, freedom and determinism, nihilism, the right to revolution, ideology, and the limits of the liberal state. Taken together, the essays provide an historically informed and philosophically nuanced picture of the development of post-Kantian practical philosophy.
 

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Contents

Pistorius and Kant
10
A Kantian Response
28
Maimonides and Kant in the Ethical Thought
45
Erhard on Right and Morality
61
Erhard on Revolutionary Action
80
Elise Reimarus on Freedom and Rebellion
99
Kant Reinhold Fichte
118
Fichtes Ethical Holism
138
Jacobi on Revolution and Practical Nihilism
157
The Political Implications of Friedrich Schlegels Poetic
174
Humboldt Dalberg
192
Hegels Debt to the German Burkeans
213
Public Opinion and Ideology in Hegels Philosophy of Right
229
Bibliography
249
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James A. Clarke is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York. He has published several articles on Fichte and Hegel. He is a member of the editorial board of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy, with responsibility for translations.

Gabriel Gottlieb is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University. In addition to publishing multiple articles on Fichte, he is the editor of Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right: A Critical Guide (Cambridge, 2016).

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