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Author Höffe, Otfried,
Title Kritik der Freiheit. English
Critique of freedom : the central problem of modernity / Otfried Höffe ; translated by Nils F. Schott.
Imprint Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2020.

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Author Höffe, Otfried,
Subject Liberty -- Philosophy.
Civilization, Modern -- Philosophy.
Philosophy, Modern.
Ethics, Modern.
Alt Name Schott, Nils F.,
Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (x, 320 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- 1. Putting freedom and modernity to the test -- Part I. Freedom from natural constraints -- 2. External cultivation : technology -- 3. Medicine -- 4. Inner cultivation : education to freedom -- Part II. Freedom in economy and society -- 5. Enlightened liberalism -- 6. Free market : vision or illusion? -- 7. Justice in the name of freedom -- 8. Free society -- Part III. Science and art -- 9. Knowledge and freedom -- 10. Freedom and creativity : art -- Part IV. Political freedom -- 11. Constitutional democracy -- 12. Liberties -- 13. Minimal citizen, state citizen, world citizen -- 14. Sovereignty in an age of globalization -- 15. A liberal global order -- Part V. Personal freedom -- 16. A new conflict of the faculties -- 17. Personal autonomy -- 18. On the price of freedom -- 19. Retrospection : freedom and modernity -- Notes -- Index
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Summary In this ambitious book, philosopher Otfried Höffe provides a sophisticated account of the principle of freedom and its role in the project of modernity. Höffe addresses a set of complex questions concerning the possibility of political justice and equity in the modern world, the destruction of nature, the dissolving of social cohesion, and the deregulation of uncontrollable markets. Through these considerations, he shows how the idea of freedom is central to modernity, and he assesses freedom's influence in a number of cultural dimensions, including the natural, economic and social, artistic and scientific, political, ethical, and personal-metaphysical. Neither rejecting nor defending freedom and modernity, he instead explores both from a Kantian point of view, looking closely at the facets of freedom's role and the fundamental position it has taken at the heart of modern life. Expanding beyond traditional philosophy, Critique of Freedom develops the building blocks of a critical theory of technology, environmental protection, economics, politics, medicine, and education. With a sophisticated yet straightforward style, Höffe draws on a range of disciplines in order to clearly distinguish and appreciate the many meanings of freedom and the indispensable role they play in liberal society.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed January 8, 2021).
ISBN 022646606X (electronic book)
9780226466064 (electronic bk.)
9780226465906 (cloth)
OCLC # 1206402013
Additional Format Print version: Höffe, Otfried. Kritik der Freiheit. English. Critique of freedom. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2020 9780226465906 (DLC) 2020026483 (OCoLC)1143620061

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