Freedom and Free Will in Clasical German Philosophy

“Freedom and Free Will in Classical German Philosophy” 10th ­­– 21st  of July 2017 in Bonn The 7th International Summer School in German Philosophy will trace the central debates
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“Freedom and Free Will in Classical German Philosophy” 10th ­­– 21st  of July 2017 in Bonn The 7th International Summer School in German Philosophy will trace the central debates concerning the concepts of free will and political freedom in the Post-Kantian tradition. This course will attempt to provide a fairly comprehensive critical overview of the theories of political freedom and free will that were so central to Classical German Philosophy in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We will begin by looking at the ideas of political freedom and free will as they developed among the ancient Greeks, in early Christianity and in Luther’s hugely influential essay The Freedom of a Christian (which influenced among others Kant, Schelling and Hegel). We will then move ahead to consider a family of compatibilist theories of free will that were developed around the middle of the eighteenth century (Hume, Wolff, and the early Kant). We will then briefly consider Kant’s. . .

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