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By Will Dudley

This not easy examine explores the topic of freedom within the philosophy of Hegel and Nietzsche. within the first part Will Dudley units Hegel's Philosophy of correct inside of a bigger systematic account and deploys the good judgment to interpret it. the writer exhibits that freedom consists of not just the institution of definite social and political associations but in addition the perform of philosophy itself. within the moment part, he finds how Nietzsche's discussions of decadence, the Aristocracy and tragedy map directly to an research of freedom that evaluations heteronomous selection and Kantian autonomy, and finally matters in a good perception of liberation. In boldly bringing Hegel and Nietzsche jointly right into a dialog, whatever that's hardly tried, Will Dudley has built a collection of interpretations that may be of substantial significance to scholars of those philosophers, and extra usually to political theorists and historians of principles.

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In understanding the failure of this effort, then, we will understand not only the ultimate finitude of the moral will, but also that of judgment itself; in the failure of the moral will we will discover that judgment is unable to internalize the individual and the universal without losing its form of judgment and becoming syllogism. This will show us that a conception of the truly free will must shed the structure of judgment, cease being a moral will, and adopt the structure of syllogism, becoming an ethical will.

Right exists only through the existence of freely willing subjects, so for the moral will to uphold right even if it means the death of those subjects is for right to undermine itself. 61 This shows that neither right nor welfare by itself is sufficient to satisfy the demands of freedom; the willing of each is conditional upon the willing of the other. The moral will must manage to will both together if it is to be free. 62 Hegel discusses the moral will’s attempts to will the good in morality’s last main section, The Good and Conscience.

36 This says that in abstract right, as we have just seen, the individual will takes its freedom (the universal will that has being in itself ) to exist independent of (that is, in opposition to) itself and its particular contents. This constitutes a negation, because the individual will is understood not to be the existence of the universal will. Rather, the universal will is thought to exist outside any individual will, in the contracts that bind a number of property-owning wills together, and in the punishments that enforce breaches of those contracts.

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