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

2014.09.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Allen W. Wood, The Free Development of Each: Studies on Freedom, Right and Ethics in Classical German Philosophy, Oxford
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2014.09.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Allen W. Wood, The Free Development of Each: Studies on Freedom, Right and Ethics in Classical German Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2014, 330pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199685530. Reviewed by Arthur Ripstein, University of Toronto Allen Wood's new book has two aims. First, it is a series of twelve essays on Kant and his successors, the general approach of which is not to harp on the relatively minor quarrels and quibbles among them, but rather to emphasize the continuity between them that separates them from pre-critical metaphysicians, dogmatists, empiricists and all others who have yet to rise to the point of even understanding the project they all share, or appreciating why it is indispensable to philosophy. (214) In pursuing this aim, Wood takes up topics in Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy, including issues of acting from duty, the nature of practical reason, the relation between right and. . .

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