The Free Development of Each: Studies on Reason, Right, and Ethics in Classical German Philosophy

Hardcover | February 3, 2014

byAllen W. Wood

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The Free Development of Each collects twelve essays on the history of German philosophy by Allen W. Wood, one of the leading scholars in the field. They explore moral philosophy, politics, society, and history in the works of Kant, Herder, Fichte, Hegel, and Marx, and share the basic theme offreedom, as it appears in morality and in politics.All of the essays have been re-edited and revised for this collection, and five are previously unpublished. They are accompanied by an Introduction which sets out the central, philosophical viewpoint of the volume, and a comprehensive bibliography.

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The Free Development of Each collects twelve essays on the history of German philosophy by Allen W. Wood, one of the leading scholars in the field. They explore moral philosophy, politics, society, and history in the works of Kant, Herder, Fichte, Hegel, and Marx, and share the basic theme offreedom, as it appears in morality and in po...

Allen W. Wood is Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor emeritus at Stanford University. He studied for his PhD at Yale University, and has held regular professorships at Cornell University and Yale University, and visiting appointments at the University of Michigan, University of California at San Diego, and Oxford University, wher...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:February 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Moral Worth, Merit, and Acting from Duty2. Kant on Practical Reason3. The Independence of Right from Ethics4. The Moral Politician5. Herder and Kant on History: Their Enlightenment Faith6. Leaving Consequentialism Behind7. Fichte's Absolute Freedom8. Fichte's Intersubjective I9. Fichtean Themes in Hegel's Dialectic of Recognition10. Hegel on Responsibility for Actions and Consequences11. Marx on Equality12. Coercion, manipulation, exploitationBibliographyIndex