The Philosophy of Freedom

Frederick Beiser

in Schiller as Philosopher

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780199282821
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603068 | DOI:
The Philosophy of Freedom

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This chapter discusses the various meanings Schiller gave to freedom in his philosophical writings. It traces the development of Schiller’s thinking about freedom, and explains its relations to his predecessors and contemporaries, especially Spinoza, Kant, and Fichte. It argues that Schiller’s thinking about freedom involves his attempt to resolve the renewed tension between naturalism and moral responsibility that arose from the critique of the Kantian dualisms.

Keywords: dualism; freedom; autonomy; choice; naturalism; determinism; will

Chapter.  13094 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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