The Tragedy Of Human Freedom

Author: M. E. Brinkman
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042011052
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Human freedom has been the source of both the high points of humanity as well as of its low points, thus giving rise to the impression that it is a somewhat ambivalent concept. According to Martien Brinkman, the major factor in this ambivalence is the rather narrow meaning that the concept has received in the course of history. Freedom is, for the most part, understood as 'freedom from' or 'freedom to' but only rarely as 'freedom for'. However, it is precisely this latter understanding that is closest to the Christian understanding of freedom, which Brinkman defines as 'internal attachment'. In his view Christian freedom is at bottom characterized by that to which one commits oneself in trust. He sees primarily the Christian theology of baptism, with its accent on 'dying' and 'rising' with Christ as the model for the way in which one acquires freedom. Brinkman illustrates this in this study by means of a great number of biblical images and images borrowed from the historical debates between Augustine and Pelagius and Luther and Erasmus.

Philosophical Investigations Into The Essence Of Human Freedom

Author: F. W. J. Schelling
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791481226
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Schellings masterpiece investigating evil and freedom.

The Essence Of Human Freedom

Author: Martin Heidegger
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826459244
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Taken from a lecture course delivered by Heidegger at the University of Freiburg in 1931-32, this book presents the German philosopher's views on the problem of human freedom, the meaning of freedom and being as reflected in Greek philosophy, Kant's treatment of freedom and causality, and other concerns central to Heidegger's thought.

The Essence Of Human Freedom

Author: Martin Heidegger
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441199810
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The Essence of Human Freedom is a fundamental text for understanding Heidegger's view of Greek philosophy and its relationship to modern philosophy. These previously untranslated lectures were delivered by Heidegger at the University of Freiburg in the summer of 1930.

The Psychology Of Human Freedom

Author: Malcolm R. Westcott
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461388139
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In this book I pursue three goals. The first is to describe what has been learned about human freedom through psychological research. The second is to provide a conceptual and methodological critique of the large body of that research which has been conducted within the framework of a positivist natural science ex perimental social psychology. My third goal is to offer a contrasting human science approach to the study of human freedom and to illustrate its use in empirical study. For more than twenty years psychologists have inves tigated the conditions under which people are seen to be free, the conditions under which they report feeling free, the psychological consequences of interference with be havioural freedoms, and to a lesser extent, how it feels to feel free. Empirical fmdings on each of these facets of human freedom have arisen in quite separate research traditions, and they are brought together here for the first time. During the same twenty years, a general critique of the dominant positivist natural science approach to complex human phenomena has been growing. Although it has escalated recently, this critique has fIrm roots that go back to the turn of the century. I review this general critique and apply it specifically to the study of human freedom - surely a complex human phenomenon, more complex, ambiguous, and paradoxical than most of us im agine.

Of Human Freedom

Author: Epictetus
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014194126X
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In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Fateful Shapes Of Human Freedom

Author: Vincent Colapietro
Editor: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 9780826514332
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John William Miller's radical revision of the idealistic tradition anticipated some of the most important developments in contemporary thought, developments often associated with thinkers like Heidegger, Benjamin, Foucault, Derrida, and Rorty. In this study, Vincent Colapietro situates Miller's powerful but neglected corpus not only in reference to Continental European philosophy but also to paradigmatic figures in American culture like Lincoln, Emerson, Thoreau, and James. The book is not simply a study of a particular philosopher or a single philosophical movement (American idealism). It is rather a philosophical confrontation with a cluster of issues in contemporary life. These issues revolve around such topics as the grounds and nature of authority, the scope and forms of agency, and the fateful significance of historical place. These issues become especially acute given Colapietro's insistence that the only warrant for our practices is to be found in these historically evolved and evolving practices themselves.

Philosophical Inquiries Into The Nature Of Human Freedom

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling
Editor: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 9780875480251
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God And Human Freedom

Author: Rev Fr. Francis Iyke Agada
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504945484
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Anselm has an amazing thought pattern that captures attention, though very complex, yet one cannot resist his arguments to the next page, which is a joy to read. Michael Ivan, PhD Anselm writes with grace and wit about one of the fundamental issues of our time, drawn from the most ancient to recent research and arguments. He makes the science of old-aged issues on human freedom accessible and insightful to contemporary readers. Iwueke Charles, B Phil Could it be that God views our freedom as a threat to his own powers? God and Human freedom

On Human Freedom

Author: John Laird
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134046553
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In the author’s opinion there are three primary conceptions of human freedom - non-coercion, autonomy and indeterminism. He presents his thoughts to define, compare, distinguish and correlate these, not merely with regard to the freedom of the human will, but also and more generally with regard to freedom in human life and thought. The discussion is psychological, ethical and theological. Originally published in 1947.