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The essence of human freedom : an introduction to philosophy

Author: Martin Heidegger; Ted Sadler
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2005.
Series: Continuum impacts
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"The Essence of Human Freedom is a groundbreaking work that provides a compelling philosophical account of humanity's potential for liberty. It is fundamental for understanding Heidegger's view of Greek philosophy and its relationship to modern philosophy. In no other work by Heidegger do we find as detailed a consideration of Kant's practical philosophy or of Aristotle's Metaphysics as is given here. Book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Heidegger; Ted Sadler
ISBN: 0826479367 9780826479365
OCLC Number: 57637830
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published: London: Continuum, 2002.
Description: xvii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. The Apparent Contradiction between the 'Particular' Question Concerning the Essence of Human Freedom and the 'General' Task of an Introduction to Philosophy --
Part 1. Positive Definition of Philosophy From the Content of the Problem of Freedom / The Problem of Human Freedom and the Fundamental Question of Philosophy --
Chapter 1. First Breakthrough to the Proper Dimension of the Problem of Freedom in Kant. The Connection of the Problem of Freedom with the Fundamental Problems of Metaphysics --
2. Philosophy as Inquiring into the Whole. Going-after-the-Whole as Going-to-the-Roots --
3. Formal-Indicative Discussion of 'Positive Freedom' by Reconsideration of 'Transcendental' and 'Practical' Freedom in Kant --
4. Broadening of the Problem of Freedom within the Perspective of the Cosmological Problem as Indicated in the Grounding Character of 'Transcendental Freedom': Freedom --
Causality --
Movement --
Beings as Such --
5. The Questionable Challenging Character of the Broadened Problem of Freedom and the Traditional Form of the Leading Question of Philosophy. Necessity of a Renewed Interrogation of the Leading Question --
Chapter 2. The Leading Question of Philosophy and Its Questionability. Discussion of the Leading Question from Its Own Possibilities and Presuppositions --
6. Leading Question of Philosophy ([characters not reproducible]) as the Question Concerning the Being of Beings --
7. Preconceptual Understanding of Being and Greek Philosophy's Basic Word for Being: [characters not reproducible] --
8. Demonstration of the Hidden Fundamental Meaning of [characters not reproducible] (Constant Presence) in the Greek Interpretation of Movement, What-Being, and Being-Actual (Being-Present) --
9. Being, Truth, Presence. The Greek Interpretation of Being as Being-True in the Horizon of Being as Constant Presence. The [characters not reproducible] as [characters not reproducible] (Aristotle, Metaphysics [characters not reproducible] 10) --
10. The Actuality of Spirit in Hegel as Absolute Presence --
Chapter 3. Working the Leading Question of Metaphysics through to the Fundamental Question of Philosophy --
11. The Fundamental Question of Philosophy as the Question Concerning the Primordial Connection between Being and Time --
12. Man as the Site of the Fundamental Question. Understanding of Being as the Ground of the Possibility of the Essence of Man --
13. The Challenging Character of the Question of Being (Fundamental Question) and the Problem of Freedom. The Comprehensive Scope of Being (Going-after-the-Whole) and the Challenging Individualization (Going-to-the-Roots) of Time as the Horizon of the Understanding of Being --
14. Switching the Perspective of the Question: the Leading Question of Metaphysics as Grounded in the Question of the Essence of Freedom --
Part 2. Causality and Freedom / Transcendental and Practical Freedom in Kant --
Chapter 1. Causality and Freedom as Cosmological Problem. The First Way to Freedom in the Kantian System: the Question of the Possibility of Experience as the Question of the Possibility of Genuine Metaphysics --
15. Preliminary Remark on the Problem of Causality in the Sciences --
16. First Attempt at Characterizing the Kantian Conception of Causality and Its Fundamental Contexture: Causality and Temporal Succession --
17. General Characterization of the Analogies of Experience --
18. Discussion of the Mode of Proof of the Analogies of Experience and Their Foundation from the Example of the First Analogy. The Fundamental Meaning of the First Analogy --
19. The Second Analogy. Occurrence, Temporal Succession and Causality --
20. Two Kinds of Causality: Natural Causality and the Causality of Freedom. The General Ontological Horizon of the Problem of Freedom in the Definition of Freedom as a Kind of Causality. The Connection between Causality in General and Being-Present as a Mode of Being --
21. The Systematic Site of Freedom according to Kant --
22. Causality through Freedom. Freedom as Cosmological Idea --
23. The Two Kinds of Causality and the Antithetic of Pure Reason in the Third Antinomy --
24. Preparatory (Negative) Determinations Towards Resolution of the Third Antinomy --
25. The Positive Resolution of the Third Antinomy. Freedom as the Causality of Reason: Transcendental Idea of an Unconditioned Causality. Character and Limits of the Problem of Freedom within the Problem of the Antinomies --
Chapter 2. The Second Way to Freedom in the Kantian System. Practical Freedom as Specific to Man as a Rational Being --
26. The Essence of Man as a Being of Sense and Reason. The Distinction Between Transcendental and Practical Freedom --
27. The Actuality of Human (Practical) Freedom --
28. The Consciousness of Human Freedom and Its Actuality --
Conclusion: The Proper Ontological Dimension of Freedom. The Rootedness of the Question of Being in the Question Concerning the Essence of Human Freedom. Freedom as the Ground of Causality --
29. The Limits of the Kantian Discussion of Freedom. Kant's Binding of the Problem of Freedom to the Problem of Causality --
30. Freedom as the Condition of the Possibility of the Manifestness of the Being of Beings, i.e. of the Understanding of Being --
Editor's Afterword to the German Edition of July 1981 --
English-German Glossary --
Greek-English Glossary.
Series Title: Continuum impacts
Other Titles: Vom Wesen der menschlichen Freiheit.
Responsibility: Martin Heidegger ; translated by Ted Sadler.

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